Garden Theme Checkers Game
Invite someone over on a sunny after noon to play a game of checkers outdoors and present this project you made yourself. Pieces topped with butterflies and flowers create a relaxing atmosphere, one where aggressive game-playing is out of place. The design suggests a friendly, lazy game. The pieces and board are made of glass. Images are glued to the 24 game pieces while the board is painted on the underside of the glass. Have fun making this project AND playing with it!
COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 3 - Spray the back of the completed template with spray adhesive.
step 4 - Clean the front and back of the glass.
step 6 - Apply another strip of tape inside the first strip on all four sides. The two tapes should be touching. This will leave a 12” square of uncovered glass in the center.
step 7 - Create a 12-inch square from card stock. Spray only the outer edges on one side with adhesive spray. To minimize the transfer of adhesive to the glass yet still allow it to adhere, press the sprayed areas on the surface of an old tee shirt then remove. Do this two or three times then stick the card stock to the open glass.
step 8 - Remove the second line of masking tape you applied to the glass which will expose a ½” margin between the card stock and the masked outer edge. Spray the open area pink to create the perimeter of the playing area.
step 18 - Print out the checkers images on a laser printer. You can get this done at Kinko’s if you don’t own a laser printer. Images printed on an inkjet printer don’t work well because they bleed when they come in contact with the Decoupage.
- 4840 RAF Sky Type (green) paint
- 2010 Piping Pink paint
- 4722 Radome Tan
- Craft Knife
- Masking tape
- Scotch Self-Stick Rubber Pads
- Scotch Spray Mount Repositionable Spray Adhesive
- 24 clear glass Cabochons 1.25”
At Your Local Glass Shop
- 14” square 1/8” clear glass with polished edges
At Trader Joe’s
- 24 white, plastic, water bottle caps
- Diamond Glaze by Judikins
- Aztek airbrush
- Card stock
- Mat board
- Americana Jacobean Floral Stencil
- Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage
- Beacon Dazzle-Tac
- Soft brush 1”