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Believe Mantel Decor for the Holidays or Anytime

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

Believe Mantel Decor for the Holidays or Anytime
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Believe Mantel Decor for the Holidays or Anytime

designed by Donna Bush

Stone tiles, wood, and Americana Weathered Wood combine on this inspirational holiday home accent.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Pebble (DA303)

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

  • Black Ice (DGD21)


  • Weathered Wood® (DAS8)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • four 3" x 6" natural stone tiles, ivory travertine
  • three 4" x 4" natural stone tiles, ivory travertine
  • yardstick
  • tack hammer
  • finishing nails
  • wood glue
  • letter templates (patterns or stencils)
  • two pieces of 3/4" x 24" poplar shelf cap molding
  • 1/2" x 6" x 24" hobby wood


NOTE: Allow to dry between painting steps.

  1. Use yardstick and pencil to mark horizontal center of hobby wood board.
  2. Lay out tiles you will be using for word. Choose thickest tile to use as guide. Position tile edge on board pencil mark. Use pencil to mark on each side of tile edge. Repeat at opposite end of board. Use yardstick and pencil to mark lines. Use lines as guide for molding.
  3. Place small bead of wood glue on flat side of molding pieces. Position molding pieces on pencil lines with curved edges facing out. Secure with finishing nails.
  4. Use 1” flat brush to apply Lamp Black over board. Let dry.
  5. Use same brush to apply Weathered Wood. Let dry.
  6. Use same brush to apply Pebble. (Crackle will occur as Pebble dries.)
  7. While board is drying, trace and transfer lettering on tiles.
  8. Use #6 flat brush and Lamp Black to paint lettering.
  9. When dry, use same brush to apply Black Ice over lettering.
  10. When all items are dry, stand tiles up inside molding strips


If you can’t find sizes of molding or hobby boards in sizes needed, ask store personnel to cut it to size for you. They are usually more than happy to help.

Lettering stencils can be created by cutting out self-adhesive shelf paper, posterboard, or cardstock. Many styles of lettering can be found on computer. Just print off style and size you need. Trace and then cut out shapes.

Lettering templates can be cut from heavy paper, posterboard, Mylar, etc. Position templates on project surface and trace around outside edges.

Pre-drilled holes in molding will result in easier assembly, when using finishing nails.