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Teacher's Alphabet and Apples Chalkboard

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Teacher's Alphabet and Apples Chalkboard
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Teacher's Alphabet and Apples Chalkboard

designed by PLA Schneider

Bright apples and a painted alphabet turn a wooden art panel into a helpful chalkboard for school or home.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • White Birch (DA501)

Chalkboard Products

  • Black Americana® Chalkboard Paint (DS90)

DecoArt® Translucent Glass Paint Marker™

  • White (DGPM03)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • white pencil
  • 12" x 12" x 1-3/4" wooden art panel

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let paint dry between steps

  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the front of the wooden panel with two coats of Black Chalkboard Paint, one coat vertically; the second coat horizontally.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint two sides of the wooden panel in Lipstick, one side in Canary, and one side in Apple Green.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Lightly distress all of the edges with sandpaper.
  4. Freehand the apple or trace the pattern with a white pencil. Using a #8 round brush, paint one apple in each corner of the panel with White Birch.
  5. Using a #8 round brush, paint over the apple stems in Cocoa Bean, leaving some White Birch showing around the edges.
  6. Using a #8 round brush, paint over the apple leaves in Apple Green, leaving some White Birch showing around the edges.
  7. Using a #8 round brush, paint over the apples, two in Lipstick, one in Canary, and one in Apple Green, leaving some White Birch showing around the edges.
  8. Use the White Glass Paint Marker to loosely draw the alphabet around the perimeter of the panel. Add a dotted line under the alphabet. (Refer to photo.)