How to Stencil a Halloween Porch Sign | It's October Witches Vertical Porch Stencil Project

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How to Stencil a Halloween Porch Sign | It's October Witches Vertical Porch Stencil Project

You'll surely cast a spell on your guests with this It's October Witches Vertical Porch Stencil Project from Oak Lane Studio.

Oak Lane Studio makes it fun and simple to welcome all your fellow Halloween aficionados with this easy, DIY porch sign project.

Here's what you'll need:

What you'll need

Applying the Base Coats

Primer to recycle old signPayne Grey base colorBrush and/or roller

If recycling an old sign, first paint it with white primer and allow it to dry completely.

Then, add a base color of Americana Acrylic Paint in Payne Grey and let that dry.

Positioning the Stencil

Your stencilProtected surfaceTurn stencil overRepositionable Spray AdhesiveSpray underside and let cure for 30-60 secondsPosition and press into place

Now, turn over your stencil and spray the backside with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Do so in a well-ventilated area and take care not to breathe in the fumes. 

Wait about 30 seconds or so for the spray to cure, then position the stencil on the board. Press lightly all around to ensure proper adhesion.

Stenciling the Witch's Hat and Shoes

Stack of paper towelsLavender Americana Acrylic PaintSoak brush bristlesRemove excess paintSwirl paint through stencilRepeat until color is rich and even
Next, roll a stack of paper towels and place aside. Shake your bottle of Lavender paint thoroughly and pour out a small amount onto a paint tray.
Soak the brush bristles and then remove excess paint, first on the edge of the tray, and then by swirling the brush repeatedly on the paper towels. Too much paint on the brush will result in bleeding underneath the stencil. 
Apply the color in light coats using the same swirling motion as before. 


Frog TapeMask off elements close to "shoes"Stencil the "shoe" elements
For the witch's shoes, use Frog Tape painter's tape to mask off surrounding elements. Apply the paint as described earlier.

Stenciling "October"

Lemon YellowPour out small amountSwirl to remove excess
Use Lemon Yellow for the word "October".

Stenciling the Spiders

Slate GreySmall spiderBig spider
Stencil the spider designs using Slate Grey.

Stenciling the Green Sock Stripes

Mask off every other sock stripeKelly GreenPaint alternating stripes
Mask off the narrower stripes on the socks and fill in the rest with Kelly Green.

Stenciling the Remaining Text and Finishing the Shoes

Pumpkin paint"IT'S""WITCHES"Finish textMask around shoe "buckles" bottom of heelsStencil buckle and heel elements
Use Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice) to paint the "IT'S" and "WITCHES" text.
Then, mask off the shoe buckles and heels and stencil those with the same paint.

Finishing the Socks

BlackMask green sock stripesStencil remaining stripes
Now, switch to Black and mask off the green stripes and other nearby elements to complete the socks.
Remove dis tape.....and dat tapePeel away stencil
Once finished, remove any tape holding the stencil in place and lift it straight up to reveal your whimsical new vertical porch sign!
Finished sign!

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