Create a personalised measuring stick to track your growth.
you will need:
Take the length of pine and lightly sand the edges and ends to get rid of any roughness, then use Resene Art Action Quick Dry undercoat on the side you will be painting and the edges. Leave the undercoat to dry thoroughly, then measure up from the end and mark at 10cm intervals. Rule across the timber so you have a guideline for the masking tape.
Carefully place the low tack masking tape along the edges of every second 10cm block so that some will look narrow and some wide, you will painting the wider segments first. Put a dab of each colour on the segments so you know which colour to paint. Paint the wider segments on the measuring stick first, making sure you paint the edges as well as the top. Allow to touch-dry, then remove the masking tape. Mask the remaining unpainted sections, and paint them in the marked colours. Remove the masking tape.
Take the stencils and place the letters evenly along the measuring stick, draw the letters on with pencil.
Paint the letters in contrasting colours to the backgound colour, or paint the name on freehand if you prefer.
See more great step by step projects for children at www.resene.com/kidsprojects
Search Habitat Magazine Stories
Want to get your own free copy of future issues of Habitat?
If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit Habitat, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.
Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!
We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.
Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.
Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.