DecoArt Locker Message Board Trio

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by Michaela Spiggle, DecoArt

DecoArt Locker Message Board Trio

Between teachers, friends, homework, student council, field hockey practice, and a social life, things get pretty crazy once school's back in session. That's why we have a DIY fix that should help you stay organized. Keep that hectic life of yours in order with these cork message boards.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use the craft knife to cut three round circles approximately 8" in diameter (or the width of your locker, minus about 2" on each side).

    If you don't have stencils in these patterns, make one by tracing design onto a piece of cardboard in the desired size. Cut the design out with a craft knife. Instant stencil for tracing onto your cork!
    Download and print the project template, if needed.
  • 2
    Appointments Board:
    Step A: Use 3/4" flat brush and load with Deep Turquoise to basecoat the entire corkboard circle. Rinse brush.
    Step B: Center the Triangle Patchwork Stencil over the whole corkboard. Use a cosmetic sponge loaded with School Bus to paint on stencil design. Rinse stencil.
    Step C: Use the lettering pattern with tracing and transfer papers and a pencil or pen to transfer "appointments" straight across towards the bottom of the corkboard.
    Step D: Use a #2 round brush and load with Cotton Ball to paint on the words “appointments”. Rinse brush.
  • 3
    To Do List Board:
    Step A: Center the Angular Motion stencil on a corkboard, starting at the top. Use a cosmetic sponge and load with Eggplant to paint the first shape.
    Step B: Use a #2 round brush to mix (1) part Eggplant with (1) part Iris. Dip a new cosmetic sponge into the mix to paint the next shape.
    Step C: On the third shape, use a cosmetic sponge loaded with Iris.
    Step D: On the fourth shape, use a #2 round brush to mix (1) part Iris with (1) part Lavender Fields. Use mix to paint on with a cosmetic sponge.
    Step E: On the last shape, use a cosmetic sponge with Lavender Fields. Rinse stencil.
    Step F: Use the lettering pattern and tracing and transfer papers with a pencil or pen to transfer “to do list” around the bottom. (Curve the pattern as you trace a letter so it follows the contour of the corkboard.) Use a #2 round brush with Muted Gold to paint on "to do list". Rinse brush. Then use a #2 round brush with Eggplant to shade the letters. Rinse brush.
  • 4
    Message Board:
    Step A: Use Doily (or other) stencil three times on a corkboard by pouncing on with a cosmetic sponge using Coastal Waters, Chartreuse, and Orange Shebert. (Use a new sponge for each color.) Rinse stencil in between steps and at the end.
    Step B: Place the "messages" lettering part of the template over the bottom of the corkboard and trace it with a pencil or pen. (Curve the template as you trace a letter so it follows the contour of the corkboard.)
    Step C: Use a #2 round brush and load with Eggplant to paint on the word “messages”. Rinse brush.
  • 5
    Attach a magnet to each cork circle with the hot glue gun and glue sticks.
  • 6
    Here's the first message to put on these boards: send photos of your finished projects to #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Supplies

  • •Mega Brands 32 inch x 2 inch x 4 inch Cork Roll
  • •DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Chartreuse, Coastal Waters, Cotton Ball, Deep Turquoise, Eggplant, Iris, Lavender Fields#&044; Muted Gold, Orange Shebert & School Bus
  • •DecoArt Americana Stencils in 12" x 12" Angular Motion, 6" x 8" Doily & 12" x 12" Triangle Patchwork
  • •Princeton Artist Brush Co. Select Synthetic Bristle Brush Round 2 & 3/4 inch Flat, Cosmetic Sponges & Nicole™ Crafts 9 inch x 13 inch Transfer Paper & Tracing Paper in White
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Magnets U Magnet 3/4 inch Discs 8 pc., X-ACTO Craft Knife with No. 1 Blade, Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun, Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc., Paper Plate or Palette, Paper Towels & Water Container, Pencil or Pen
  • •Cardboard (optional - see step 1)
Download Project Template