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Ghost Family Welcome Plaque

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Welcome trick or treaters to your doorstep.
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Supplies

Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.
Item #1550
Create permanent fabric projects quickly and easily using Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener with most fabrics. Creates beautiful fabric bows, stiffens needlework. Add lace, ribbon and trims to craft projects or mold or drape dollies and lace.

$6.19

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pumpkin, 2 oz.
Item #225
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Black, 5 oz.
Item #2781
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.
Item #2789
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Orange, 2 oz.
Item #2793
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 32 oz.
Item #CS11303
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$18.99

Other Supplies
Two pre-made Stiffy ghosts (one larger than the other)
Unfinished framed sign - 18” x 0.6” x 5.3”
Smaller unfinished wood sign
Star and rectangle woodsies
Piece of scrapbook paper with light green pattern
Two sheets purple scrapbook paper with bats or dark colored with Halloween theme
Ribbon for bows
6" orange fiber yarn
Black spider ring
1/4" wood dowel (14")
1/8" wood dowel (7")
Black distressing ink
#6 flat brush
Small liner brush
Craft knife
Hot glue gun
White tissue paper (If desired)

Instructions

  1. Paint edges of both signs and dowels with Licorice. Allow to dry.
  2. Using a #6 flat brush loaded with Fresh Foliage, paint evenly spaced intervals around top edge of larger sign. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut purple or other Halloween scrapbook paper to fit inside larger sign and attach with Mod Podge.
  4. Cover smaller sign with green scrapbook paper. Allow to dry.
  5. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to smaller sign to seal. 6. Paint “Welcome” onto green sign with Licorice. Allow to dry.
  6. Give “Welcome” letters and black dashed design around large sign several coats of Black Extreme Glitter. Allow to dry between coats.
  7. Distress edges of green Welcome sign; set aside.
  8. Paint Woodsie star with Fresh Foliage and Woodsie rectangle with Pumpkin. Allow to dry.
  9. Give star and green dashed design around large sign several coats of Peridot Extreme Glitter; drying between coats.
  10. Give rectangle several coats of Orange Extreme Glitter; drying between coats.
  11. Use liner brush loaded with Licorice to paint “BOO” and border lines onto rectangle and star.
  12. Cut two pre-made stiffly ghosts in half to create ghost family.
  13. Use liner brush to paint faces onto ghosts with Licorice.
  14. Make bows for ghosts and glue in place as shown.
  15. Glue orange fibers to star as shown.
  16. Cut slits into each stiffy ghost to insert dowels.
  17. Use hot glue to attach larger dowels to back of green “Welcome” sign (Make sure everything will line up correctly ie: ghosts holding sign) and smaller dowels to back of star and rectangle.
  18. Carefully glue ghosts and smaller signs in place as shown.
  19. If desired use tissue paper to stuff behind ghosts to allow them to “pop” more.
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