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"Seas the Day" Sign

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

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"Seas the Day" Sign

designed by PLA Schneider

Sail room décor to the high seas with this sign using DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils.

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Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Fish Tail (12" x 12") (ADS19)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique Maroon (DA160)
  • Berry Red (DAO19)
  • Calypso Blue (DA234)
  • Salem Blue (DAO43)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Urban Ink - Sea Dog (6" x 9") (PYU03)
  • Urban Ink - Strength (6" x 9") (PYU27)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • stylus or pencil
  • transfer paper
  • painter's tape
  • #3 round brush
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • wooden panel


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 1" flat brush, apply Snow White to the entire wooden panel.
  2. Tape off approximately 1/2" around all sides of the panel.
  3. Using a 1" flat brush, paint inside the taped area with Calypso Blue.
  4. Position the stencil as desired. (Shown: Americana Decor Fish Tail Stencil.) Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Salem Blue. Remove the stencil and tape.
  5. Using a 1/2" flat and #3 round brush, apply Berry Red in a square pattern. (Refer to photo.)
  6. Apply a wash of Antique Maroon randomly to the panel surface.
  7. Use sandpaper to distress the paint.
  8. Position the lettering stencil as desired. (Shown: Urban Ink - Sea Dog Stencil.) Use a cosmetic sponge to apply Snow White. Reposition and repeat as needed for lettering.
  9. Position the star stencil. (Shown: Urban Ink - Strength). Use the same cosmetic sponge to apply Snow White.
  10. Transfer the lettering pattern for "the" using transfer paper and a stylus. Using a #3 round brush, apply Snow White to the lettering.
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