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I had a wooden plaque waiting to be transformed. First, I used it in an acrylic pour experiment I was perfoming on a flower pot. My sign looked nice and slimy with the orange, purple, and green pour. But it still needed a timely Halloween greeting. I scrolled through Pinterest for inspiration and found the answer. What could be better than, “Hey Boo?” There were tons of free templates for this saying online. White lettering was just right for my Hey Boo Halloween Sign.
Materials for Hey Boo Halloween Sign
- 9″ by 7″ oval wooden plaque
- acrylic pour medium
- Apple Barrel Paints- 20589E Harvest Orange, 21968E True Green, 21486E Purple Iris, 20403 White, 20404E Black
- brushes- small round, liner
- Rust-oleum 2X Ultra Cover- clear gloss
- Hey Boo pattern-print the picture above
For the acrylic pour portion, watch the video above to see how easy it is. Mix the paint and pouring medium 2:1. Pour Harvest Orange, True Green, then Purple Iris. Move the plaque around and let the paint drip off the edges. Use a blow dryer to hurry things along. Acrylic pour takes a long time to dry naturally.
Paint the exposed wood parts with the round brush and Black.
After you’ve printed the pattern from the Materials section, turn the paper over and rub colored chalk (in a color that contrasts with the plaque colors) on the back. Fold the paper in half to find the center lengthwise. Fold the paper again between Hey and Boo. The place where the folds intersect is your center. Measure with a ruler to find the center of the length and width of the plaque. Again, the place where the lines intersect is the center. Match the center of the paper with the center of the plaque. It sounds more complicated than it really is. Trace over the pattern with a pencil. When you remove the paper, you should see the chalk pattern.
Paint Hey Boo with White and the liner brush. It will take a few coats to achieve opaque coverage. Use the liner brush and Black to paint the spiders and webs. Dip the tip of the liner brush in White for the spider’s eyes. Paint your initials and the last two digits of the year with White and the liner brush.
Take the plaque outside and spray it with two coats of Rust-oleum 2X Ultra Cover.
You’re finished. Wasn’t that easy? I hope you enjoyed my Hey Boo Halloween Sign tutorial.
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