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"Single and Looking" Lost Sock Organizer

Americana® Acrylics

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"Single and Looking" Lost Sock Organizer

designed by Felicity Greiner

Help single socks find their mates with this sock organizer created using Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique White (DAO58)
  • Dark Chocolate (DAO65)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • 2" chip brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • #1 round brush
  • white transfer paper
  • clothespins (5)
  • large wooden plaque (Walnut Hollow)
  • E6000 Glue


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand the plaque to remove any rough edges. Using a paper towel, remove any sanding dust.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the entire plaque in Dark Chocolate.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Load a 2" chip brush with a small amount of Lamp Black. Wipe any excess off on a paper towel. Lightly dry-brush the paint over the plaque, concentrating on the edges. If needed, apply Dark Chocolate back over the Lamp Black to lighten up the surface using the same dry-brushing method.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using white transfer paper and a pencil, transfer the lettering pattern onto the plaque.
  5. Using a #1 round brush, paint in the lettering using Antique White.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Load the same chip brush separately with Dark Chocolate and Lamp Black. Lightly dry-brush each over the lettering.
  7. Paint five clothespins in Antique White using a 1/4" flat brush. Let dry. Once dry, dry-brush over each clothespin in Dark Chocolate and Lamp Black separately with a 2" chip brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Apply E6000 Glue to the back of the clothespins. Press onto the plaque (see photo for placement) and allow to dry completely before using.
    Step 7 Example
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