Sleepy Hollow Tavern Sign

Sleepy Hollow Tavern Sign

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 8th 2015

What Halloween would be complete without a nod to the infamous headless horseman?


    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • sandpaper
    • pencil
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #4 round brush
    • wooden oval plaque



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the entire plaque Heritage Brick.
    2. Use sandpaper or a sander on the plaque's top and edges. Wipe off any dust with a damp paper towel.
    3. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer "Sleepy Hollow Tavern".
    4. Fill in the letters with Marigold and a #4 round brush.
    5. Trace and transfer the wood lines, headless horseman with moon, tree, grass, "Est. 1790", and "Where heads will Roll". Highlight the letters and fill in the moon with Pineapple.
    6. Add a few drops of water to Lamp Black and use to create a wood texture with lines and swirls using the #4 round brush.
    7. Use the #4 round brush and Lamp Black to fill in the headless horseman, tree, and grass.
    8. Use the same brush with Snow White to outline "Est. 1790" and "Where heads will Roll"


    "sleepy Hollow Tavern" Pattern