#simplycreate Halloween magnets with acrylics

1. Materials

For this tutorial you need:

  • 3 Simply mini magnetic canvases
  • Simply acrylic paint, red, yellow and black
  • Simply “fine point” brushes
  • Simply plastic palette
  • A water container and a paper towel roll
  • Simply HB graphite pencils
  • Simply acrylic marker, silver

2. Black background

Using the brush, apply black acrylic paint over the entire white surface of the 3 magnets, then let dry before proceeding to the next step.

3. Adding an orange moon

Using the HB graphite pencil, draw a circle, then fill it with orange paint. If you don't have an orange in a tube, mix red paint with yellow. Let it dry.

Good to know: To create a more covering orange, add a pinch of talcum powder to the colour. This trick allows you to change a transparent paint to an opaquer paint. 2 or 3 coats will then suffice for a uniform solid colour.

4. Character drawing

Using the brush soaked in black paint, freehand draw the silhouettes of 3 representative Halloween characters. In this demonstration, I opted for the cat, the crow and the witch. The trio from hell!

Good to know: For those who have difficulty drawing the characters freehand, you will find models on Pinterest or Google images to inspire you. Examples to crop after printing and cutting them.

5. Adding the spiderwebs

When the characters are finished, let the paint dry, then add the crow, cat and witch eyes in the same orange colour as the background moon.

With the silver coloured marker, draw cobwebs in the corners of the 3 magnets for an even more terrifying atmosphere.

Good to know: In this demonstration, I had fun creating graphic effects when the characters protrude from the circle. I then painted the exterior elements orange.

6. Results and inspiration

And there you have it, all you must do is find the metal slot that will hold these little magnets ... Maybe the kitchen refrigerator door.

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About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.