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Colorful Chalkboard Frame

Colorful Chalkboard Frame for Kids (or grown-ups)

"A colorful stenciled chalkboard frame... fun for both kids and grown-ups."

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Materials List

  • Walnut Hollow Rustic Pallet Frame, 11 by 12 by 2-Inch
  • DecoArt Americana Mixed Media Stencil, 12 by 12-Inch, Retro Mod
  • DecoArt American Acrylic Paints: White Wash, Watermelon Slice, Marigold, Foliage Green, French Grey Blue
  • Paintbrush
  • DecoArt Americana Creme Wax-Clear
  • Sanding Block
  • Clean Soft Cloth


  1. Sand the front of the frame.

  2. Paint the entire frame with white acrylic paint.

  3. Paint the top of each pallet section with different acrylic colors. A modified rainbow.

  4. The stencil has four unique patterns. Stencil one pattern per colored section.

  5. Mask off each section of the wood before stenciling.

  6. Stencil using a stipple brush and white acrylic paint.

  7. Allow painted frame to dry completely.

  8. To mute to colors: Lightly sand the frame with a sanding block. (optional)

  9. For an added sheen: Apply clear crme wax to front of frame, allow to sit for one hour and buff.

  10. Add a small chalkboard to the inside of the frame.

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