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Fun in the Sun Fruity Arrow Decoration

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Fun in the Sun Fruity Arrow Decoration
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Fun in the Sun Fruity Arrow Decoration

designed by Regina Davis

Add a fruity flair to your summer decorations using Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paint.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Heritage (ADC09)
  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Rustic (ADC25)
  • Smitten (ADC08)

DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream

  • Raw Umber (DMM151)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • flat brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • wooden arrow


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. If the wooden arrow surface is rough, lightly sand.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the entire arrow in white.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut out the vinyl stencil on a Silhouette electronic cutting machine. Apply the "Summer" vinyl.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the inside of "Summer" in black. Remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply the citrus stencils randomly on the arrow. Paint the citruses green, pink, orange, and yellow as desired. Remove the stencils.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply the popsicle stencils randomly until you get the look you like. Paint the popsicles in orange, green, and pink. Paint the handles brown. Let dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Once dry, lightly sand the entire face of the sign to create a distressed look.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Apply a small amount of brown antiquing cream onto the sign and move around the sign using a damp paper towel. Wipe off excess glaze until you get the desired distressing.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Seal using a spray finish for added protection outdoors.
    Step 8 Example
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