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Halloween Bat Decor Plaque

By: Crystal Owens
October 2, 2013

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Halloween Bat Decor Plaque
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Hi DecoArt readers! It's Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess here today sharing a Halloween bat decor plaque. Are you getting excited about Halloween? It's one of my favorite holidays! I've already started a list full of projects, including this Black & white "Glam" pumpkin I made using the new American multi-surface paint. I'm really enjoying this new paint line, in fact it's the only paint I'm using lately. Today I want to show you how to take an unfinished wood plaque from the craft store and turn it into distressed Halloween decor with a 3-D paper bat.

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - White Birch
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Black Tie
  • Wood Plaque
  • Vaseline
  • Hot Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Die Cut Paper Bat

Instructions:

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Step one: paint your plaque with two coats of black paint. Allow paint to dry. Once your black paint has dried apply a layer of vaseline around the edges and front of the plaque. The vaseline will act as a repellent against the white paint, so that you can later sand the white paint off and expose the black paint.

Step three: apply two coats of the White Birch paint. Allow paint to dry.

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Step four: once the paint is completely dry lightly sand the plaque to create a distressed look. I used a fine 150 grit piece of sandpaper.

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Step five: apply glue to the center of your bat and glue onto the board.

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This is a simple way to add customized halloween decor to your home.

I hope you have a Happy Halloween! 

Be sure to visit A Pumpkin and a Princess  for more projects and to learn more about Crystal Owens.

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