Ursula, Evil Queen, Cruella, Captain Hook, Doctor Facilier, Maleficent, and Oogie Boogie are here to welcome you with this project. We were out at the dollar store recently and saw this cute Halloween welcome sign. It was cardboard and only a buck, but I said, “I can make this and I can do it better”. So I did! Spooky season is here and so are the Disney villains at the parks. I made this welcome sign inspired by them to hang out on the front porch or displayed on the fireplace mantle to bring some Halloween Disney magic home.
|Supplies List:||Tools List:|
|Blank Wooden Sign||Paint Brushes|
|Acrylic Paint||White Colored Pencil|
|White and Brown Paint Pens|
|Glow in the Dark Paint|
Boo to You!
The first thing I did was sketch out various shapes and sizes of bottles. I wrote down what I wanted each bottle to say and snapped a picture so I would remember later — since I had to paint over everything.
Next, I decided which villains to use for each bottle: Wicked Ursula, Evil…Evil Queen, Loathed Cruella, Conniving Captain Hook, Ominous Doctor Facilier, Malicious Maleficent, and Eerie Oogie Boogie.
I then did my underpainting. Because these are bottles, I knew I had to use many layers of paint to achieve a more “realistic” effect. The black splotches gave me direction for the colors.
Using very wet paint, I painted each bottle according to their villain’s color scheme. Water droplets mixed with paint created swirls and sunbursts which made each bottle super unique and mysterious.
Now, water is generally not recommended for wood things so I let my board dry in direct sunlight after painting.
After drying, I added black and white streaks to create depth and reflection. This is the first layer.
I added some glitter paint because…why not…and did another layer of color, black, and white reflectors. I also added edge highlights using a white paint pen and painted the corks.
Once dry, I painted a thin layer of this glossy medium. Some mediums and varnishes are not meant to be painted on top of, but this one is okay.
I used my white paint pen again and wrote my “welcome” letters as well as blocked out each bottle’s charm.
Finally, I painted the charms and added my bottle descriptions. I also used glow-in-the-dark paint on my letters and edge highlights.
That’s it! This was a very fun project to make. I liked representing so many villains on one sign. There are other villains I would have loved to add like Jafar and Queen of Hearts, but they can be in another project. If you are inspired to create a sign like this but don’t think you’re artistic enough, you can print off some bottle clipart and trace them! For paint, craft paint can be tricky to mix so stick with one or two colors like I did.
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