Jeff McWilliams Christmas 2015 at Kirsten's 355JMD Christmas 2015 Studio02910

Supplies

ŸUnfinished Wood Co. 11.75″ Christmas Countdown Calendar Kit

ŸFolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint – Imperial, Irish, Cascade

FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Licorice, Wicker White

ŸFolkArt Chalkboard Paint – Black

Ÿ½” flat brush

Ÿ#2 flat brush

ŸSandpaper

ŸTacky glue

TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

1.Basecoat plaque and Christmas with Wicker White.

2.Paint the top section of plaque with Irish. TIP: Do not paint grooves between sections—leave white.

3.Paint second and fourth sections with Imperial.

4.Paint third section with Cascade. Lightly sand plaque to create a distressed finish. Wipe with a dry cloth to remove dust.

5.Use Irish to add a second coat of paint to Christmas. Lightly sand to create a distressed finish.

6.Paint DAYS and until with Licorice.

7.Paint ornament with two coats of Chalkboard Paint.

8.Use tacky glue to attach all elements to plaque.


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TIP: Choose different paint colors to complement your scrapbook papers.

1. Basecoat body with Butter Pecan.

2. Paint beak and feet English Mustard.

3. Paint initial Warm White.

4. Cut a wattle and feathers of varying sizes from scrapbook paper. Vary the placement to avoid repeating patterns. (You may want to make a template from scrap paper for easier sizing and placement.) Be sure to allow some feathers to overlap for a more realistic look.

5. Use Mod Podge to adhere feathers to tail.

6. If necessary, use a craft knife to trim feather ends around the body.

7. Attach rosette with hot glue.


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  • Unfinished Wood Co. 17″ Turkey Monogram
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Wicker White
  • FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint – Vintage Mustard, Imperial, Monarch, Java, Spanish Moss
  • Brushes: 1″ flat, #8 flat
  • Sandpaper

 

TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

 

1. Basecoat entire turkey with Wicker White.

2. Paint turkey body and tail with Java.

3. Paint feet, beak and a few feathers with Vintage Mustard.

4. Paint wattle and a few feathers with Imperial.

5. Paint remaining feathers with Spanish Moss, Monarch and Java.

6. Paint monogram and a border around circle with River Walk.

7. Sand to create a distressed finish. Heavy sanding on the feathers will reveal more of the Java basecoat.

8. Using a dry brush, add a little Java to feathers to create additional distressing.


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TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

1. Basecoat entire turkey with Licorice.

2. Tape off random size stripes on the turkey body (exclude the monogram).

3. Paint each stripe from the list of colors. Paint alternating stripes, allowing to dry before removing tape.

4. Tape over the dry painted stripes to create a second group of stripes. Paint as desired, making sure not to repeat an adjacent color. Remove tape.

5. Once all stripes are painted and dry, use sandpaper to distress the stripes.

6. Touch up the monogram if needed with Licorice.


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Supplies

Unfinished Wood Co. 20″ Cat Monogram

FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Licorice, Wicker White, Citrus Green

Brushes: 1″ flat, #4 flat

Hot glue gun

3 black pipe cleaners

Small wooden heart

Painter’s tape

Green glitter scrapbook paper

     TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

1.Paint monogram with Citrus Green.

2.Apply painter’s tape to monogram to create stripes of desired thickness.

3.Paint over tape with Wicker White to create stripes; let paint dry a few minutes and remove tape.

4.Paint cat and wooden heart with Licorice.

5.Cut glitter paper ½” bigger than eyes and attach to back of cat using hot glue.

6.Bend pipe cleaners in half to create whiskers. Use hot glue to attach whiskers, then heart to cat’s face.


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Supplies

Unfinished Wood Co. 20.25″ Bones Monogram
FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint – Monarch, Sheepskin, White Adirondack
FolkArt Acrylic Colors – Licorice
1″ flat brush
Sandpaper
Hot glue gun
Skeleton fabric
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     TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

1.Paint bones surrounding monogram with Adirondack White.

2.Paint monogram with Licorice.

3.Paint over white bones with Sheepskin.

4.Paint over black monogram with Monarch.

5.Lightly sand entire surface to create a distressed finish.

6.Cut fabric about ½” larger than area behind monogram.

7.Use hot glue to attach fabric behind the monogram; hot glue plastic arms as desired.


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Supplies

  • Unfinished Wood Co. 19.25″ Spider Web Monogram
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Wicker White, Licorice
  • Fine black glitter
  • Mod Podge, satin finish
  • #12 flat brush
  • Halloween scrapbook paper
  • Small wooden spider
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mesh ribbon Halloween wreath
  • Lightweight wire

TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

1. Paint spider web with Wicker White.

2. Paint monogram and wooden spider with Licorice.

3. Apply Mod Podge to front of spider and monogram; sprinkle with black glitter. When dry, tap to remove excess glitter.

4. Attach spider using hot glue.

5. Cut scrapbook paper about ½” larger than web opening. Use hot glue to attach paper to back of monogram.

6. Use wire to attach monogram to wreath.


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Supplies

  • Unfinished Wood Co. 21.5″ Tombstone Monogram
  • FolkArt Chalk Paint – Maui Sand
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint- Licorice, Steel Gray
  • Brushes: 1″ flat, #2 flat, small liner, old stencil brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Pattern for lettering (computer font or free-hand)

     TIP: For best results, let paint dry between steps.

-Basecoat all edges and 1″ around front with Licorice.

-Basecoat monogram and 1″ around circle with Steel Gray.

-Paint over Licorice and entire tombstone (except monogram) with Maui Sand.

-Lightly sand edges to distress, revealing black and gray basecoat colors.

-Use a pencil to lightly add name or message, then paint with the small flat brush and Licorice.

-Highlight using Licorice and/or Steel Gray and the dry brush technique. To dry brush, lightly load the stencil brush with desired color and blot on a paper towel until brush is almost dry; very little paint is needed. Randomly brush design as desired.


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