Dolphin Board

Happy Monday y’all! Hope everyone has a great day! I think (and hope) this rain we have been getting is finally gone, at least for a few days, and will get everyone out of this blah feeling. Anyways, even though I know it’s not even Spring yet, I wanted to get a jump start and share a few projects I have put together for when I get moved into an apartment. So, let’s get started with my “Dolphin Board…”

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If you have been following all my posts, you might remember my “Teacher Dolphin Clipboard” I made back in June 2016. This project is similar only it’s on a piece of board I can hang on a wall and I have a few more to go with this project. –So stay tuned–

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Step #1:

First thing I did to start my “Dolphin Board” project, was open a new project in Cricut Design Space and cut my hand-drawn dolphin out on Cricut’s Stencil Vinyl.

Step #2:

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While my Cricut Explore was cutting my dolphin out, I went ahead and started on my board and painted my first coat of paint on the front and sides. Here I used the “satin Deep Sea” color paint.

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Step #3:

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Once my dolphin was finish getting cut out, I carefully removed the middle pieces and placed them on the side.

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After a couple more coats of paint letting each coat dry for at least an hour as instructed, I was ready to carefully place the bottom portion of my dolphin in the spot I wanted it to go.

Step #5:

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With my dolphin stencil in place, I carefully started painting the middle of the stencil using the “satin Forget-Me-Not” paint. Again, I added three coats allowing each coat to dry at least an hour each time.

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Step #6:

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Once the bottom layer of my dolphin was finished drying completely, I carefully placed my top layer stencil to matchup with the bottom layer as well as possible. Then using the “shimmer Aqua” color paint, I carefully painted the inside of the stencil. For this layer, I only used two coats, letting each dry accordingly.

Step #7:

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As you can see, I had a few places ‘out of the lines.’ So, once everything dried, I carefully placed bottom layer of my dolphin’s middle piece on top and added another coat of the “satin Deep Sea” paint to touch up those spots evenly.

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There you go! A cute and easy “Dolphin Board” painted on a board I can use to decorate my apartment. Hope you enjoyed! Be sure to check back for the rest of my “Sea Creature Boards.”

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Have any questions about today’s “Make It Monday” “Dolphin Board” post? Please feel free to comment below. Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!

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