Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

mermaid beadboard sign

Ten out of ten mermaids agree: This charming sign is a breeze to make! We think mythological creatures and actual humans of all sorts will be delighted by this easy stencil project, so grab your supplies now (before the gnomes see our coupon deals)!
Step 1
Lightly spray the back of the stencil sheet with stencil adhesive, then stick it onto the center of the wood sign.
 
TIP: Use your finger to press down on the stencil, especially along the design’s edges. This is called burnishing and it’ll help you make sure the stencil is stuck fast to the wood, so that paint doesn’t seep underneath its edges.
Step 2
Squirt a puddle of each paint color onto a paper plate (or palette paper). Dip your brush into the first puddle and dab paint onto the stencil wherever you’d like that color to go. Repeat with the rest of the colors, until the entire stencil design is covered.
 
TIP: Have you stenciled before? Here’s how to do it: Dip the tip of your stencil brush into the paint, then brush off a little of the excess on the plate or a paper towel. Use quick up-and-down motions to dab the paint onto the open part of stencil design, working from the edges inward. Keep going until the design is completely covered in paint.
Step 3
While the paint’s still wet, carefully peel up the stencil to remove it. Let your sign dry. Now you’re ready to show off your mermaid-y creation! 
 
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10514122 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Indigo
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Indigo
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Indigo
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371040 
    $0.99
    ea.
    • Color: Deep Turquoise
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Deep Turquoise
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Deep Turquoise
    • Size: 2 oz
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You’ll Also Need
  • Paper Plate (or Palette Paper)
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