Thrifty, Sparkly Halloween Ghost Painting

Thrifty, Sparkly Halloween Ghost Painting

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 27th 2020

This Halloween décor, made with Americana® Acrylics and an old painting, is guaranteed not to break the bank.


    • transfer paper
    • painter's tape
    • small round brush
    • clean cloth
    • pen or pencil
    • small flat brush
    • medium flat brush
    • painting



    Transferring the patterns: Print out patterns at a size that suits the painting. Place the images where they make sense and transfer with transfer paper and a pen or pencil.

    1. Wipe the painting clean with a damp cloth. Let dry and transfer the provided patterns where appropriate. (See note.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Mix (6) parts Moody Blue with (1) part Lamp Black and add water to make it semi-transparent. Use a medium flat brush to paint the sky with this mix, allowing parts of the original sky to show through. Use a small round brush to paint little stars and a moon in Snow White.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a small round brush to paint the pumpkins in Canyon Orange and then, while the paint is still wet, add a few highlights in Snow White. Mix (4) parts Canyon Orange with (1) part Lamp Black. Use this mix to paint the pumpkin stems with a small round brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a small round brush to outline the ghosts in Snow White. Mix Snow White with water 1:1. Use a small round brush to fill in the ghosts with this mix, giving the ghosts a slightly transparent effect.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use a small flat brush to apply Crystal Ball to the ghosts. (This will give them a nice shimmery effect.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Mask off the frame with painter's tape. Use a medium brush to paint the frame in 24K Gold. Let dry and repeat.
    12. Instruction #6


    Ghosts, Pumpkins, Moon, Stars