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boo! bear halloween placemat
by Donna Dewberry



Ghost Bear

1. Double load the ¾ flat brush with Floating Medium and Wicker White. Keeping the Wicker White to the outside edge, outline the ghost costume.

2. Using the same brush and paint colors, fill in the ghost costume.

3. Double load the large scruffy with Maple Syrup and Butter Pecan. Keeping Maple Syrup to the outer edge pounce the outer ear first then the inner part of the ear.

4. Double load the ¾ flat brush with Floating Medium and Wicker White. Keeping Wicker White to the outer edge, re-stroke the costume in front of the ears.

5. Double load the large scruffy with Maple Syrup and Butter Pecan. Keeping Maple Syrup to the outer edge, pounce the face and muzzle.

Teddy Bear with Pumpkin

1. Double load the ¾ flat with Pure Orange and School Bus Yellow picking up a touch of Sunflower on the side with School Bus Yellow. Keeping the Pure Orange to the outer edge, paint the outer shape of the pumpkin.

2. Using the same brush and paint colors continue toward the center using the same stroke.

3. Double load the large scruffy with Butter Pecan and Wicker White. Keeping Wicker White to the outer edge pounce the shape of the ears then using the tips of the bristles of a dry small fan brush pull Wicker White toward the outer edge.

4. Repeat the previous step pulling Butter Pecan from the center overlapping the Wicker White slightly.

5. Double Load the large scruffy with Butter Pecan and Wicker White. Keeping the Wicker White to the outer edge, pounce the shape of the head. Using the small fan brush, pull Wicker White toward the outer edge. Repeat this step pulling Butter Pecan from the center overlapping the Wicker White slightly.

6. Repeat previous steps for the muzzle.

7. Double load the large scruffy with Butter Pecan and Wicker White. Keeping the Wicker White to the outer edge, pounce the shape of the arms. Use the small fan brush to pull paint to the outer edge.

8. Using the small fan brush pick up a touch of Butter Pecan on the tips of the bristles. Add shading to the bends of the arms.

9. Double load the large scruffy with Butter Pecan and Wicker White. Keeping the Wicker White to the outer edge, pounce the shape of the feet.

10. Load the small scruffy with Butter Pecan and pounce the pads of the feet. Load the #2 script liner with Wicker White, add highlights to pads.

11. Load the #6 flat brush with Licorice. Paint the shape of the eyes, nose and mouth of the pumpkin.


12. Load the #2 script liner with inky Wicker White. Add highlights to the eyes, nose, and mouth of the pumpkin

Both Bear Faces

13. Load the #2 script liner with Burnt Umber, using only the tip of the bristles paint the eyes, nose and mouth.


14. Load the #2 script liner with Wicker White, add highlights to the eyes.

Ghost Bear

1. Load the #2 script liner with inky Pure Orange. Paint the String Ribbon.