Halloween Slate Sign
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Halloween Slate Sign

Keep track of holiday happenings with this colorful Halloween character slate. Add a name or saying to personalize, or use the chalkboard as a memo board.

 

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Americana Acrylic Paint, small

Americana Acrylic Paint

 

Material List

  • Large Chalkboard Slate with Wood Frame
  • Woodsies Shapes (2 XXL Teardrops, 1 Letter “B”, 2 Letter “O”, 2 Letter “N”, 2 Letter “W”, 3 Small Stars, 3 Medium Stars, XL Circle, Large Circle)
  • Mini Craft Stick
  • Small Wood Button Plug (1/4-inch)
  • Sawtooth Hanger
  • Paintbushes (¾-inch and ½-inch Wash, #1 and #3 Round, #1 Liner)
  • Beacon® Kid’s Choice Glue
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Towels
 

Project Instructions

Tape off interior edges of slate with transparent tape or masking tape.
 

Paint the slate Wild Orchid. When dry, remove tape.


Paint “B” Bright Orange shade right edge with Bright Yellow, then dot with Bright Yellow.
 

Paint “O” Snow White, shade right edge with Bright Orange then, dot with Wild Orchid.
 

Paint “O” Light Hauser Green, Shade right edge with Mistletoe, then dot with Bright Yellow.
 

Paint XXL Woodsie Teardrop (Ghost) Snow White.
 

Paint eyes Ebony Black, when dry, highlight with Snow White.
 

Paint 2 Woodsie letters “W”, the XL and Large Woodsie Circles Ebony Black. Highlight edges with Snow White.
 

Dot eyes on Large Circle Snow White, when dry dot again with Ebony Black.
 

Mix Snow White and Ebony Black to make Grey, then paint spider’s mouth.
 

Paint stars Bright Yellow, shaded right edges Bright Orange.
 

Paint XXL Teardrop and button plug Hauser Light Green. Shade with Mistletoe.
 

Paint mini craft stick and top of teardrop (hat) Ebony Black.
 

Paint witch’s hair on teardrop 2 Woodsie Letters “N” Dark Grey (Snow White + Ebony Black). Dry brush Snow White highlight hair strands.
 

Dot witch’s eyes with Snow White. When eyes are dry, dot eyes and paint mouth with Ebony Black.
 

Glue Letters “N” to back of witch head. Glue button plug nose on face and craft stick hat brim across hat. Glue witch to frame.
 

Glue letters “W” to back of spider body. Glue head on body, then glue spider to frame.
 

Glue stars and letters “BOO” to frame. Glue bottom of ghost to top back of frame.
 

Dot frame with Bright Orange.
 

Apply sawtooth hanger to back of frame.
 

Paint name or saying on chalkboard if desired.

Tips

Use white craft glue to assemble the characters, and then glue them to the painted slate.