Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"BOO" Halloween Sign

September's here, which means FALL is right around the corner!  
It's time for pumpkin-spiced everything, cozy sweater weather and beautiful oranges, reds, golds and yellows.  Love those autumn colors!  
But right now, we're going to focus on Halloween, which means we'll get to play up those gorgeous shades of Onyx Black, Passion Purple, Pumpkin Orange and Chartreuse Green.  This fun palette is what makes this spooky and spunky "BOO" sign pop! 
Let's get crafting!

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Supplies Needed
- 8" Wooden Letters
- Acrylic Paint in Various Colors
- Scrapbook Paper
- Halloween trimmings
-Acryling Paint Markers in Various Colors
- Ribbon
- Mod Podge (not pictured)
- Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)
- Scissors

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Step 1: Paint your letters with your chosen BASE coats.  I chose to paint my "B" purple and one of my "O"s in black.  I decided to leave my other "O" blank because I wanted to Mod Podge a sheet of scrapbook paper onto it.

Step 2. After your base coats are dry, you can start drawing your designs, pictures and patterns onto them!  I used a light green marker to draw some really cool spider webs onto my purple "B" and then took a dry natural bristle brush to distress the sides with some black paint.

 Here, I used a white paint marker to draw polka dots onto my second "O", dabbed some orange paint on with a dry brush, then, with the same dry bristle brush, distressed the sides with a bright Chartreuse green.


For anyone who is interested in Mod Podging paper onto their letters, all you have to do
 is brush a thick and even layer onto your letter and smooth the cardstock onto it.  Let dry.  After that, you can draw on details with an acrylic marker.  For example, I used a black Montana marker to doodle a haunted house onto the bright orange paper.

Step 3: After your letters are done, all you have to do is hot glue all your letters together and then embellish!  I took some spider web and and some decorative Halloween pieces to add more of that spooky and fun feel.  And it's done! 

 Enjoy making some awesome Halloween signs for your front door!
It's a great rainy-day activity for the family for any season.

Have fun, and Happy Crafting!  
See you next week!

Erika @ PC  

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