I know what you are thinking. It’s too early for Halloween. Summer just started and astronomical summer doesn’t start for another couple of weeks. For me it is never too early for Halloween or late for that matter. If it were up to me I would leave my Halloween decorations out all year long.
Any-hoo, I found this picture on Pinterest a few days ago and thought it was adorably old fashioned. I have no idea where to find it because the link on Pinterest was not good. If anyone knows where it came from or what it is please let me know so I can give credit.
I pulled out our projector and hooked it up to a laptop. I traced the moon and everything it encompasses onto a piece of paper. It wasn’t easy since our walls are textured. My outline was very shaky looking but I knew when I transferred the design onto my wood I would be able to fix it.
I learned a couple of things while I was transferring the image onto the plate, I don’t need to transfer the details on until I have the main parts painted, and that graphite paper leaves flecks where you don’t want it to.
Once the outline was there I filled in all the orange starting with the moon and then moving to the smaller areas.
The last thing I did was add the cream colored stars and the moon’s teeth and eye.
To finish I added a few stars on the border and then sealed the entire plate.
I used Americana acrylic paint in the colors Lamp Black, Buttermilk, and Canyon Orange. The multipurpose sealer I used was also from Americana.
I might try to take the stand off of the plate so I can use it as a wall decoration rather than a cake plate.
Here’s my mantel this year with the cake plate propped up for decoration. It fits well and I don’t think it will have any cake on it.
I’m linking up with these parties.