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Elegant Fall Mantle with Metallic and Glitter

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

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Elegant Fall Mantle with Metallic and Glitter

designed by Sonja Stevens

Metallic and glitter are the perfect subtle touches for a mantle decked out in Americana Decor® Matte Metallics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Gold (ADMMT02)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Basketweave (18" x 18") (ADS408)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Buttermilk (DAO3)
  • Lavender (DAO34)
  • Midnite Blue (DAO85)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Gold (DCT3)

Other supplies

  • basket (natural wicker )
  • painter's tape
  • 1" pouncer (Americana Dual Sided Pouncers - DABK19)
  • small wooden birdhouse (4)
  • pinecones (assorted sizes and shapes, about one dozen)
  • newspaper (or parchment paper)
  • wooden cut-out ("Home"")
  • clean rag
  • all-purpose glue
  • fine tip paintbrush
  • craft pumpkin
  • #10 flat paintbrush
  • 2" paintbrush
  • 20" square canvas (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Protect the work surface with a sheet of newspaper or parchment paper. Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color. Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage.

  1. Paint the surface of the canvas in Buttermilk.
  2. Paint the canvas edges in Midnite Blue. Wipe away the excess paint with a clean rag.
  3. Place the Basketweave stencil on top of the canvas and tape the edges in place to hold.
  4. Using the stencil pouncer, gently apply Gold Matte Metallics over the stencil to create the basketweave pattern.
  5. Carefully lift stencil and let the paint dry before continuing.
  6. Re-position the stencil on the canvas to continue the pattern on the remaining areas of the canvas. To make certain areas of the basketweave pattern darker, repeat with a second coat of paint. Once the canvas is complete and dry paint the "Home" cut-out in Gold Matte Metallics, let dry, and adhere it to the center of the canvas.
  7. Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a thin straight line approximately 4” long in Gold Matte Metallics on the craft pumpkin.
  8. Paint four similar-sized scallop shapes in Gold Matte Metallics along one side of the line.
  9. Paint three smaller-sized scallop shapes in Gold Matte Metallics at the other end of the line.
  10. Using Gold Matte Metallics, paint four even-sized scallop shapes along the opposite side of the line mirroring the other side.
  11. Allow paint to dry and repeat for additional coverage.
  12. Continue painting more leaves all over the pumpkin in random spots and directions.
  13. Using a #10 paintbrush, apply Gold Craft Twinkles to the tips of the pinecones. Put aside to dry.
  14. When dry, turn the pinecones over and apply Gold Craft Twinkles to the reverse side. Repeat for the majority of the remaining pinecones.
  15. Paint a handful of the pinecones in Lavender, following STEPS A and B.
  16. Paint the base of the birdhouse in Buttermilk and the roof in Gold Matte Metallics.
  17. Using a #10 flat paintbrush, paint Gold Craft Twinkles all over the painted roof. Repeat with other three birdhouses.
  18. Using a 4” flat brush, paint Gold Matte Metallics to the lower half of the basket.
  19. Continue all the way around the basket.
  20. Using a #10 flat paintbrush, paint the handle of the basket in Buttermilk.