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College Dorm Note/Card Holder

Americana® Acrylics

College Dorm Note/Card Holder
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College Dorm Note/Card Holder

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Keep in touch with the outside world with a personalized message board.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Calypso Blue (DA234)
  • Lemonade (DA252)
  • Purple Cow (DA272)
  • Wisteria (DA211)

Other supplies

  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • pen
  • 1-1/2" wooden letters
  • #1 round brush
  • shuttered wooden message board


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand the edges of the message board and letters if rough.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Calypso Blue to paint all of the shutters except the middle section. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
  3. Use a pen to trace and transfer pattern onto the Calypso Blue section.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #6 flat brush and Purple Cow to paint on the pattern. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Lemonade to paint the middle section of shutters and the letters Z and E. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Wisteria to paint the O. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #1 round brush and Wisteria to paint a line through the Z and the E. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once the letters are dry, use a glue gun to attach name to the top of the shutters.
    Step 7 Example
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