Get together all the materials you need. In our example, we used edding permanent spray in black (not shown here) and an edding 750 paint marker in white (colour code 049). First of all, paint the chipboard black, either with a paintbrush and wood paint – or (so much more practical!) with edding permanent spray. Before you start, cover your entire working area with the protective sheet. In our Spray basics section, we’ve got handy tips for you on how to achieve a perfect spraying technique. To start, shake the spray can for 3 minutes, then remove the sprayhead and use the screwdriver to help you prise off the safety ring.
Leave the paint to dry thoroughly. To secure the jar, drill two holes towards the right-hand side of the panel, one above the other. The distance between the holes should match up with the width of the pipe clamp.
Using the screwdriver, fix the jar (complete with pipe clamp) to the board.
Next, take the white paint marker and add your own unique design to the wooden panel. Before using a paint marker, you need to activate it: shake the marker vigorously with the cap on, then remove the cap, place the nib on absorbent paper and pump it up and down gently a few times until ink appears in the nib. Now you’re all ready to go. (And don’t forget to always store the marker horizontally after use.) You don’t have to stick with white, as any of the colours in the range would also work. This is because the ink in the paint markers is opaque and looks particularly good on dark surfaces. Our finished board shows the phrase “Keep the Change”.
Products and materials
- Glass jar/mason jar with a pipe clamp
- Piece of chipboard
- Large protective cover for your work area
- Protective base layer for spraying
- Work gloves
- Cordless screwdriver
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