Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween mini pallet

Remember this Husker mini pallet from a couple weeks ago? Well I flipped the pallet over and decided to do a Halloween theme on the other side. That's the nice thing about these pallets is that you can get two designs onto one. Maybe I'll do a Thanksgiving/Christmas pallet next.

For instructions on how to build the pallet, click here.

Once the pallet is built, paint it the color of your choice. I used a white Rust-Oleum spray paint. Then get online and search for a black cat, pumpkin, crow, or whatever it is that you want to paint on the pallet. 

Since the pallet is about 20"x24", I needed to print my "stencil" out on two 8.5"x14" sheet of paper and tape them together. Cut the shape out.

Click here for this particular pattern.
Thinks he's helping. What a goof!
Trace around the cutout

Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Gloss Black

Use a good trim brush to paint in the lines

I decided to put a saying on the bottom since it looked plain. The font is Harrington.
There are probably much better ways of doing this, but I had cardstock and this blade on hand.
Arrange the saying where you want it. Cover the places you don't want to get paint on.
Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Burnt Orange
All done. I made the mistake of trying to splatter paint spots of orange and black. It was a disaster so I had to go back and touch up some areas which you can probably see. I ran out of the same white paint so I need to buy more and go over some of the spots. I should have just left it alone. Dang!

By the way, who can't wait for Hocus Pocus to start playing on TV? Best.movie.ever. Well, at least the best Halloween movie ever.

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