"Broom Parking" Outdoor Halloween Decor Display
Posted by DecoArt on Oct 8th 2015
Let your imagination fly way into the Halloween night with a broom parking display using Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics.
- palette or plastic plate
- paper towels
- painter's tape
- 1" flat brush
- wax paper
- black ribbon
- embellishments of choice
- 1" pouncer
- E6000 Glue
- wood shape
- 1" stencil brush
- alphabet sticker
Let dry completely between painting steps.
- If needed, paint the stick of the broomstick in Americana Multi-Surface in Black Tie using a 1" flat brush.
- Use painter's tape to mask off thick stripes on the broomsticks. Be sure that these stripes match up with other brooms. Dry-brush Pumpkin Patch onto broomsticks between the masked areas. Make sure some of the Black Tie shows through in spots. While wet, remove tape carefully.
- Very lightly dry brush Black Tie onto each broomstick .
- Using a stencil brush, apply Black Tie to the bristles of each broom, coating some sections more than others.
- Paint the wood plaque shape with two coats of Pumpkin Patch on both sides. Allow paint to dry completely before flipping over to paint other side.
- Using a stencil brush, lightly antique the front edges with Black Tie. Build up color slowly, then very lightly dry brush across the plaque here and there.
- Spell out wording of choice with dimensional letters by sticking them onto a piece of wax paper. Space the letters apart so they can be painted easily.
- Use a pouncer to apply Black Tie to the lettering.
- Apply two to three thin coats, versus one thick coat. Allow the paint to dry completely between coats.
- Position the tarantula embellishment to help determine letter placement. Apply E6000 to the back of each letter and tarantula and lightly press into place on the plaque. Alternatively, hand-paint the letters or use a stencil.
- Use E6000 to add black craft gems in curvly lines to the top and side of the words.
- Attach black ribbon through the plaque holes and tie to hang from the broomsticks.
- To display, arrange the three brooms together and hang the sign from the top of one of the broomsticks.