This month we threw a Disney Villains Tea Party! I was so excited to work with Walnut Hollow on this project. When I called the with the idea, they loved it so we set about designing a project that would incorporate the ever-trendy wood slices, called Basswood Country Rounds from Walnut Hollow, and Disney Villains to match the theme of my tea party. But teaching people how to paint a Disney Villain is hard. And it's even harder when you're trying to do it in 2 hours at a tea party!

How to Paint a Disney Charatcer on Wood JPriest

Some of the people in the mixed media world use stamps or templates to lay out their figures before painting them. Well, a great place to get “templates” of Disney Villains is in a coloring book! I purchased a Disney Villains coloring book from Amazon because that was easier than driving all over town looking for one. You can use this same technique to paint any cartoon character that has an associated coloring book. Everyone at the tea party chose a different character form the book and they all got creative and did a little bit of their own thing, from adding paw prints around Cruelle DeVille to using glitter decoupage medium around the border of the villain to painting water around Ursula:

PARTY - DisneySide VIllains Tea Party JPriest - Group PARTY - DisneySide VIllains Tea Party JPriest - Ursula

Here's the skinny on how to Paint a Disney Villain:

How to Paint Disney VIllains



I also created a handy dandy process video sharing how to do this project from start to finish. Consider making gifts for friends and family, decor for your home, kids party decor, or even make these for a cartoon themed wedding! The beauty of the coloring book pages is that it's super easy for everyone to paint and leave with a finished project, whether you do this as an activity at a party like I did or you just make a few of these for yourself.





I know that sometimes supplies are hard to find so I made a handy dandy list here for you. Also shop your own stash. You might have acrylic paint or watercolors you can mix together to make various colors. Maybe you use a colored pencil to color the face but paint the other areas. Get creative and don't be limited by budget or supplies. If you don't have decoupage medium, consider using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue which you can get for about $2 to $3.  

Supplies to paint a Disney Villain on a Wood Plaque:

Used in the Project:


And to keep a handle on the budget, here's a handy coupon for Michaels Stores:

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I hope you enjoyed this project and feel empowered to now start painting. Many of the great masters learned by replicating the work of other artists. Now, I know I am not going to be a great master but the same principles hold true – practicing by copying, or painting a coloring book page as it were, is a great way to improve your skills. And in the meantime, we'll be creating fun art to enjoy!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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