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Jack-O'-Lantern in The Mirror Wall Art

DecoArt Media®

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Jack-O'-Lantern in The Mirror Wall Art

designed by PLA Schneider

Get into the Halloween mood by making a decoration that reflects the spirit of the day.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)

Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Metallic Type (Foil stamped accents) (DP51)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cadmium Orange Hue (DMFA15)
  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Hansa Yellow Light (DMFA16)
  • Medium Grey Value 6 (DMFA17)
  • Quinacridone Gold (DMFA32)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • rubbing alcohol
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • scrapbook paper (white with wording)
  • ornate mirror (flea market find)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take the mirror apart and roughly sand. (Uneven and streaky looks even creepier.)
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the frame Lamp Black.
  3. Trace the jack-o'lantern pattern onto scrapbook paper with a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers. Using a 3/4" flat brush, basecoat in Cadmium Orange Hue. Using a #8 round brush, add shadows in Quinacridone Gold.
  4. Use a #8 round brush to paint the top stem in Green Gold and add a shadow with Quincridone Gold. Use a #8 round brush to paint the eyes, nose, and mouth in Carbon Black. Use a #8 round brush to add highlights to the eyes in Hansa Yellow Light.
  5. Use a #8 flat brush to paint the outfit in Titanium White, Medium Grey Value 6, and Green Gold. Outline in Carbon Black. Paint loosely to show the brush-strokes and let the colors blend. (Refer to photo for color placement.)
  6. Place the glass from the frame over the Americana Decou-Page Metallic Type Paper; trace with pencil and cut with scissors. Use a 3/4" flat brush to lightly paint over the paper with Dioxazine Purple, using plenty of water for transparency. Use a 3/4" flat brush to adhere the head and body to the paper with Matte Medium. Use a #8 round brush and Hansa Yellow Light to add highlights to the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  7. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the painted image to the mirror. Place the mirror in the frame and re-attach.