Ice Cream Cone Mixed Media Sign

Ice Cream Cone Mixed Media Sign

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 21st 2015

Use Snow-Tex™ to enhance a delicious vintage sign, complete with a cherry on top.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • burlap
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • toothpicks
    • #1 liner brush
    • jute or hemp cord
    • #1 round brush
    • assorted scrapbook paper
    • palette knife
    • wooden plaque
    • marker


    1. Trace the plaque onto scrapbook paper of your choice using a pencil.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Trace over a second piece of scrapbook paper for the top of the sign.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. With a pencil, make a scalloped bottom to complete the second paper.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a 3/4" flat brush to quickly apply the Americana Matte Decou-Page all over the plaque. Do not rinse brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Quickly lay the biggest piece of traced scrapbook paper down first. Use the brush with Decou-Page to brush the paper onto the plaque, from the center out, to get out any bubbles or wrinkles. Do not rinse brush.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Quickly lay down the smaller piece of traced scrapbook paper down on the plaque, overlapping the bottom. Use the same brush and more Decou-Page to smooth out any air bubbles. Rinse brush.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Draw a cone or trace and transfer the cone shape onto the burlap. (You can use a black marker to help you see the pattern better.) Use scissors to cut it out.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the border, words, and ice cream cone onto the plaque.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use the #1 liner brush and Terra Coral to paint on the border. (Do not fill in the scallop.) Rinse brush.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use the #1 liner brush and Sweet Mint to paint on all the words except "Ice Cream". Rinse brush.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Use the #1 liner brush and Wisteria to paint on the circle and "Ice Cream". Rinse brush.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Use the #1 liner brush and Snow White to paint the outline behind the words and to fill in the scallops in the border. Rinse brush.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Use the 3/4" flat brush and Decou-Page to adhere the cone to the middle of the plaque. Brush more Decou-Page on top. (I slightly tilted the cone to fit around the words better.) Rinse brush.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Use a palette knife to stir (6) parts Dark Chocolate with a big scoop of Snow-Tex. Use the mix to fill in the ice cream area. Using the palette knife, make another mix of (3) parts Dark Chocolate with a medium scoop of Snow-Tex to make the bottom edge of the ice cream. Wipe off palette knife.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Use the #1 round brush and Terra Coral to paint on the cherry. Rinse brush.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Use the #1 liner brush and Snow White to paint a highlight on the cherry. Rinse brush. Use the handle end of the brush with Snow White to make dots around the word "Ice". Wipe off handle end.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Use the #1 liner brush and Dark Chocolate to paint the detail on the cone and to add a stem on the cherry. Rinse brush.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Pour the bottle of Dark Chocolate on top of the ice cream to look like chocolate syrup.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Use a toothpick to open the hanging openings that got covered when we decoupaged.
    38. Instruction #19
    39. Use scissors to cute jute or hemp cord to hang the plaque and tie knots on both ends.
    40. Instruction #20
    41. I decided to change the color of the words "I scream". I used the #1 liner brush and Teal Green to repaint the words. Rinse brush.
    42. Instruction #21
    43. Let dry completely.
    44. Instruction #22


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