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"Days Until" Christmas Chalkboard

Americana® Acrylics

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"Days Until" Christmas Chalkboard

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Keep your home or office up to date with holiday plans on this eye-catching chalkboard.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Kelly Green (DAO55)
  • Lemonade (DA252)
  • Santa Red (DA170)
  • Wasabi Green (DA296)

Chalkboard Products

  • Black Americana® Chalkboard Paint (DS90)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • #6 flat brush
  • chalk
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • #12 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • ribbon to match
  • #1 round brush
  • wooden plaque

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a #12 flat brush to basecoat the plaque with Black Chalkboard Paint. Brush the first coat horizontally and let dry completely before rinsing brush and applying a second coat vertically.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern to the plaque.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #1 round brush and Lemonade to paint the border. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #1 liner brush and Wasabi Green to outline the border. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a #6 flat brush and Santa Red to fill in word "DAYS". Rinse brush. Use the handle end of a #12 flat brush dipped in Santa Red to add dots to every other scallop on the border. Wipe off handle.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the handle end of a #12 flat brush dipped in Snow White to add dots to "DAYS" and also to the remaining scallops. Wipe off handle.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #1 round brush and Snow White to paint the brackets. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use #1 liner brush and Kelly Green to fill in the word "UNTIL" and outline the brackets. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Measure off ribbon of choice to hang the sign at the top and cut with scissors.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Measure another ribbon of choice for the chalk to hang from at the bottom of the sign; cut ribbon with scissors.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Follow Chalkboard Paint label directions for cure times. Once fully cured, turn chalk on its side and rub to condition chalkboard. Wipe off with a paper towel or chalk eraser.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon and tie around the piece of chalk. Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon at the top for hanger.
    Step 11 Example