The BEST Stencil Trick Ever!

The BEST Stencil Trick Ever!

I love stencils…but sometimes I’m a little sad when my paint coverage turns out a little blotchy or streaky from brush strokes. Want to know a way to get rid of brush strokes and bad coverage for your stencil projects? Easy! Don’t use a brush! When I want to float paint into the stencil to get a thick, even layer so it looks super professional, my tool of choice is actually a used gift card…

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How to Paint Perfect Lettering

How to Paint Perfect Lettering

Ever try to create a painted sign, only to end up with squiggly, ugly lettering? Sign artists use rulers and lines to create cool lettering, but use this trick, and your handpainted letters and signs will look professional every time! What you’ll need: Saral Transfer Paper A sharp pencil Something to layout and print text How to hand paint lettering: First, layout and print the text you want to use in a font you like….

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How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

You can buy chalkboard paint in green or black, but why limit yourself to those scholastic-y colours? Maybe you want to make a chalkboard wall in the kitchen for a family communication center, or maybe you're making a kids' art table like this… …and it would be fun to use a colour other than black or green. So get a quart size can of flat paint in any shade you like (I used Olympic Premium Zero VOC because it dries in an hour, has no odour and carries a lifetime warranty) and pour the amount of paint you'll need into a separate container. Then add unsanded grout powder (available in the tile aisle) with the ratio of 1 rounded tablespoon of unsanded grout to 1 cup of flat paint. Stir it up well and then roll out 2 or 3 coats on the surface you want to transform into a chalkboard. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying time if you're rushed. Cool eh?

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