DecoArt Whimsical Dorm Study Set

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Whimsical Dorm Study Set

Organize your thoughts and supplies!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Using a 3/4 inch flat brush, paint the box with Bittersweet.
  • 3
    Using a #6 flat brush, paint the stripes/squares on the box in Sky Blue. (See photo for placement.)
  • 4
    Using a 1 inch chip brush, dry-brush over the stripes with Bittersweet.
  • 5
    Cut random-sized squares out of cardstock/decorative paper. Using a fine point Black permanent marker, write out the words "pencils, pens and things" with one letter per square. Glue on the lettered squares with craft glue.
  • 6
    Using a 3/4 inch flat brush, seal the entire surface of the box with varnish.
  • 7
    Using a 3/4 inch flat brush, paint the paddle (or cutting board) with Bittersweet. Trace the paddle onto the Mocha Divine cardstock and cut out approximately 1/4 inch smaller than the size of the paddle (or cutting board). Set cardstock aside for later step.
  • 8
    Using a #6 flat brush, paint stripes/squares around the perimeter of the paddle in Sky Blue. (Refer to photo for placement.)
  • 9
    Using a 1" chip brush, dry-brush over the stripes with Bittersweet.
  • 10
    Use craft glue to adhere the cardstock cut in step 7 to the paddle (or cutting board).
  • 11
    Cut random-sized squares out of cardstock/decorative paper. Using a fine point Black permanent marker, write out "study now play later" (one letter per square). Glue on with craft glue.
  • 12
    Using a 3/4 inch flat brush, seal the entire surface of the paddle (or cutting board) with varnish.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate 104106628 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Sky Blue 104770397
  • DecoArt Americana DuraClear 2 oz. Varnish Satin 104387409
  • Wood Box with Drawers of Your Choice
  • Wood Paddle or Cutting Board of Your Choice
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chip Brush Set 3 pc. 104548588
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 6 104464405
  • 3 Pieces of Decorative Cardstock Such as My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Mocha Divine 104059179
  • Coordinating Ribbon of Your Choice
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker Fine Point Black 104128524
  • Paper Plate or Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors