Fearless Friday, Halloween Fun

Okay, so how is it already Friday??

I don’t know where this week went

but my art supplies are dusty, ahem,

so today I am sharing a couple of painting ideas from the archives

treat bags thepaintedapron.com

Let’s make some Halloween treat bags!

pumpkin treat bag thepaintedapron.com

Painting pumpkins is just like Painting Tomatoes

PicMonkey Collage

Use orange and yellow orange or yellow and a fat round brush like a #8

Dip brush in one color and make a “C”  to form left side of pumpkin

Without cleaning your brush, dip in the other color

and make a backwards “C” a little way apart from the first C

for the left side

and continue dipping and making “C”s for 2-3 more strokes

to fill in the body of the pumpkin

pumpkin stem collage

For the stem I like to use a small flat, square tipped brush,

Load the brush with both light and dark brown

Starting from the bottom of the stem

make a quick stroke upwards in a curve, as in photo top right

Reload brush with both colors

and make a second stroke overlapping the first,

starting slightly lower than the first stroke, photo lower right.

Next, load brush once more

and make a third stroke overlapping the second, photo lower left

Because you used 3 strokes,

the top edge of the stem end will appear uneven,

just like a real pumpkin!

Using 2 colors for the body and for the stem,

gives the pumpkin highlights and depth

pumpkins 3 thepaintedapron.com

If you want to add extra detail, use a small thin brush and a dark brown

Make some thin swirly vines

pumpkins 4 thepaintedapron.com

Add leaves with a little larger, fatter brush,

dipping in green and yellow and making short, small fat strokes,

turning brush tip as you finish the leaf to make a pointy end

pumpkin treat bag thepaintedapron.com

Now for Wendi…she is a good witch…

I like to keep Halloween happy,

I’m not much on the creepy crawly stuff

wendi witch 6 thepaintedapron.com

First make a light orange round dot for her head

using orange mixed with white

Make a round stroke on one side

and then the other and filling it in to the desired shape,

top left and right below

witch Collage

Her dress is made with 3 black strokes, with a medium round brush

1st stroke flares to the left,

then second stroke to the right

and third stroke down the middle as in photo upper right

Remember, this is a witch, her hem is supposed to be jagged!

Then make two more strokes, on each side of the dress body for her arms

Her hat is made with a simple triangle

and then pull the brush in a wavy stroke across the bottom for the brim

as in the above photo collage bottom left

I like to make her hair crazy, using a thin small brush,

loading it with brown and yellow

and making fast squiggly lines outward and upward

Then small black Xs for her eyes,

and orange dots with the paintbrush end for a little blush,

in the above photo collage bottom right

wendi witch legs thepaintedapron.com

Use a small flat square tip brush and make 2 white strokes

straight down from her dress for her legs

Let the white dry and come back with a clean brush

loaded with bright orange and make stripes

witch treat bag thepaintedapron.com

You can decorate her dress with polka dots if you like

and give her a star or moon on her hat

I used brown lunch bags from the grocery store for these treat bags

Halloween treats thepaintedapron.com

If you don’t feel like painting pumpkins or witches,

you can try some simpler patterns like and polka dots candy corn 

candy corn thepaintedapron.com

Candy corn is easy, just  a wide orange stripe,

topped with a yellow stripe and finished with a white round tip

{I painted the tip a pale orange so it would show up on the white paper}

A flat square brush, like the one used for Wendi’s legs,

makes quick work of the stripes

Then make the white tip with a small round brush.

Add small accent dots with the tip of the brush handle dipped in paint

goodie bags thepaintedapron.com

Have some Halloween fun and

Be Fearless!

Remember, if you are painting on glass, use a curable paint made for glass like these here

Pssst…if  you want to paint some Candy Corn burlap place mats click here

burlap candy corn mats 1 thepaintedapron.com

To see a stitched Wendi Witch and the “how” to click here


You can find lots of fun Halloween items in my Society 6 shop too~

Halloween Collection shop here

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

28 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Halloween Fun”
  1. My comment disappeared :-//
    You make painting seem so easy, Jenna. I love those cute pillows too.

  2. The treat bags are adorable, Jenna. My girls would love them, they are constantly coloring and painting. Happy weekend and we are cooling down, Yay!

  3. So many cute ideas but I especially love the clever treat bags. I’m hoping this fall I can pull together a little Halloween lunch for friends. We’ll see how that plays out, but if I do, I’d love to do something like that — they’re darling!

  4. Keep the fun coming Jenna! Methinks Halloween might be one of your favorite times of year…

  5. The treat bags are extra special and very personalized!
    Best fall wishes!

  6. Oh Jenna… you create the cutest witches in the world. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Marsha says:

    Jenna, You are so incredibly talented. I would give anything to be able to paint and creative such lovely works of art. I am so in love with the witches shoe. So colorful and so full of whimsy!!!! Love to see more!

  8. So cute! I love the witch!

  9. Nancy says:

    What cute ideas for painting for Fall.
    I think I am going to do this for book club! Thank you!

  10. lghiggins says:

    Such a fun tutorial!

  11. Mary says:

    I remember your cute treat bags Jenna! The witching hour and month is almost here! )

  12. NikiLEOwife says:

    You are so talented! You made this one look so easy like I could actually do it. I doubt it, but I might give it a shot! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!

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