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Shoot for the Stars Classroom Sign

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

Shoot for the Stars Classroom Sign
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Shoot for the Stars Classroom Sign

Shoot for the Stars Classroom Sign

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Create an inspirational and durable piece for pencil storage in the classroom with DuraClear Galaxy Varnish.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Royal Purple (DA150)
  • Wedgewood Blue (DAO38)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • Silver (DPM13)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Galaxy Varnish (DS139)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • galvanized metal container (magnetized )
  • white graphite paper
  • paintbrushes
  • standing metal sign (Michaels)


  1. Paint the entire sign and container in Lamp Black.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Lay down more Lamp Black and, while it is still wet, blend in Wedgewood Blue and Royal Purple, creating a galaxy sky effect.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply DuraClear Galaxy Varnish to the top and bottom portions of the sign, painting toward the middle. Cover the container in DuraClear Galaxy Varnish as well.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Transfer the pattern using white graphic paper. Paint in the lettering with Silver.
    Step 3 Example
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