Wicked Stamped Panels

By  Chris Haughey  for  Cupboard Distributing

size: 8-1/4"x9"

  • Wicked Stamped Panels
  • Patterns


  • Cupboard Distributing: Wood Canvas Panel, 4”x4”, two; Mini Snowman Candlestick, 3”; Ball Candlestick, 3-3/4”; Wheel, 1-1/4”; Ball Knob, 1”
  • Black webbed ribbon, 2”-wide


  • Tim Holtz: Halloween Layering Stencil, Halloween Cling Stamp
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Lamp Black, Moon Yellow, Orange Sherbert, Payne’s Grey, Plantation Pine, Persimmon, Warm White; Multi-Purpose Sealer; Matte Sealer/Finisher Spray
  • Loew-Cornell La Corneille Golden Taklon Paintbrushes: Series 7350 Liner, Series 7400 Angle 1/2”, Series 7500 Wash 3/4”
  • Black ink pad
  • Sewing needle and black thread
  • Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • sandpaper, soft cloth, small and large sponges, painter’s tape, double-ended stylus, stencil brush, pencil and transfer paper

Pattern - Wicked Stamped Panels

  • 1. Sand panel surfaces smooth; wipe with cloth. Apply multi-purpose sealer. Lightly sand again; wipe with cloth.
  • 2. For background sky, basecoat sides and surface of panel Moon Yellow using large sponge. Let dry. Keeping small sponge flat and Persimmon at outer edge, use small circular motion to softly blend paint around outer edges. When dry, repeat with small amount Payne's Grey to add darkness.
  • 3. Position stencil and secure with painter's tape. Load stencil brush with Persimmon. Wipe excess paint on paper towel (to ensure crisp edges) and stencil words. Wipe brush and load Payne's Grey. Wipe excess paint on paper towel and stencil words around edges, blending Persimmon letters toward center.
  • 4. Print out full-size pattern. Transfer moon onto panel. Basecoat moon Moon Yellow. Shade bottom and right side Persimmon using damp angle. Float Warm White around top and down left side using angle.
  • 5. Apply soft blend along top and bottom edges on all sides of both blocks Persimmon using small sponge. When dry, repeat with small amount of Payne's Grey.
  • 6. For owl panel, attach owl stamp onto acrylic block. Coat stamp with black ink, position on moon, and press down on panel. Repeat process to stamp spider on panel.
  • 7. Paint details on owl Lamp Black using liner. Continue on tree trunk down to bottom of block, extend branches, and strengthen spider body and legs if needed. Paint tiny line Moon Yellow along top edges and/or left side of trunk and branches beyond moon using liner. Float Moon Yellow down right side of spider body and head using angle. Highlight legs with line of Moon Yellow.
  • 8. For witch's panel, attach witch stamp onto acrylic block. Coat stamp with black ink, position on moon, and press down on panel. Paint witch's broom bristles Persimmon using liner. Repeat with Moon Yellow and Lamp Black. Paint background of pumpkin and pumpkin facial features Persimmon using liner.
  • 9. Basecoat both candlesticks, knobs, and wheels Lamp Black. When dry, dip dot polka dots in center of candlesticks and on balls Orange Sherbet using handle end of paintbrush. Let dry. Spray all painted areas with several light coats of sealer. Let dry.
  • 10. Cut ribbon and wrap around side edges of blocks. Starting at bottom, wrap lace around block; adhere ends. For rosettes at top, cut two 12" lace lengths. Hand-sew running stitch along edge of lace using needle and thread; pull ends and knot. Adhere knobs to wheels, rosettes to top of each panel, and knobs on top of rosettes. Adhere panels to top of candlesticks. Cut two 10"x1/2" lace strips. Tie strips around candlestick necks; knot ends.
  • Tip
  • 1. Light layers of color create interesting results. More can always be added if needed, but it's difficult to remove excess paint. Keep a light touch and let layers dry before retouching.