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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Getting creative with paint on Halloween

From costumes to door decorations paint is the simplest and cheapest way to get some great effects!

A little facepaint and a skillful hand can turn a cute costume into a WOW costume!
I love this costume that my son wore when he was four. Holding his sweet little face in my hand, while I painting his whiskers and stripes, is a memory that I will cherish forever:)


But the kiddos are getting older and not as eager to have me paint their faces anymore:(

This year I painted a door decor. This was a quick and inexpensive way to add a little creepiness to the festivities this evening.

For this project all I needed (were things I already had)

Roll of white craft paper
Black craft paint
Some old brushes
A spooky picture for inspiration
About one hour of time
A black light

This picture served as inspiration


With properly placed positive and negative space and a few painting techniques, dry brush and texture rubbing, here is the finish painting.

I will hang this painting on the outside of my front door this evening with a black light replacing the porch light. Hopefully it will give the effect that I'm looking for. A little ghostly spirit to greet our trick or treaters!

This is day two of SITS (the greatest blog on the web)giveaway contest!

Happy Halloween! I hope you get lots of treats!


Metro DC Mom said...

Wow! That's the kind of talent I totally lack. ;o)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hello Kendra said...

Love the painting! good luck with the contest, Stopping by from SITS.

Kita said...

If I was a little kid that would totally creep me out! We barely had any kids here and almost none of our neighbors handed out candy. Oh wells.