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Haunted House Luminary with Flying Bats

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Haunted House Luminary with Flying Bats
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Haunted House Luminary with Flying Bats

designed by Taffy Brooks

Light up the ghosts and goblins in your house with a Halloween luminary created with Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Steel Grey (DA538)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • #2 round brush
  • clean glass jar
  • #10/0 liner brush


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe jar clean with a paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol. Insert template into jar and position as desired.
  2. Using a liner brush, paint the house outline with Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics in Black Tie.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the windows and door outline in Black Tie. Begin filling in the buildings with a #2 round brush. Paint the roof by making tiny strokes coming from the roof.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the remainder of the house in with Black Tie.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Mix a 4:1 ratio of Steel Grey and Black Tie to make a dark grey. Fill in the door with #2 round brush. Once dried, paint in door knobs and hinges with a liner brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a liner brush, paint tree in Coffee Bean to the right of the house.
    Step 5 Example
  7. On the backside of the luminary, paint tree in Coffee Bean.
    Step 6 Example
  8. On the left side of the house, paint in tree with Coffee Bean.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using a liner brush, paint in small cat heads in two of the front windows in Black Tie. Paint in bats above the house as well.
    Step 8 Example
  10. For added durability, bake jar according to paint packaging instructions.
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