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Woodland-Themed Table Centerpiece

Americana® Acrylics

Woodland-Themed Table Centerpiece
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Woodland-Themed Table Centerpiece

designed by Crimson Duvall

Build a woodland-themed tablescape for fall gatherings with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Avocado (DAO52)
  • Blue Mist (DA178)
  • Canyon Orange (DA238)
  • Celery Green (DA208)
  • Cool White (DA240)
  • Navy Blue (DAO35)
  • Neutral Grey (DAO95)

DecoArt® Matte Metallics™

  • Champagne (DMMT08)

Other supplies

  • 1" flat brush
  • liner brush
  • artificial or real pumpkin (5"x 5")
  • pinecones (number of choice)
  • small flat brush
  • medium round brush
  • wood round slice (14"; with raw edge)
  • makeup sponge
  • white color pencil
  • large acorns (2; of any material)
  • medium acorns (faux; number of choice)
  • squirrel (of any smooth material; 8" x 9" x 4")
  • papier-mâché pumpkin (10" x 7")

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Using a large flat brush, paint the wood round with Neutral Grey, leaving the raw edge unpainted.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a makeup sponge, dab on Canyon Orange onto the squirrel. Allow to dry. Dab on a second coat for even coverage. Allow to dry. If needed, add a third coat with a brush for a solid coverage. Allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint half of the acorns with Avocado and half with with Celery Green. Allow to dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a medium round brush, paint one of the oversized acorns with Celery Green. Let dry and add a second coat for even coverage.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the other oversized acorn with Avocado and allow to dry. Apply a second coat for even coverage. Allow to dry completely.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a medium flat brush, paint the large pumpkin with Blue Mist. Allow to dry. Apply second coat of paint and allow to dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint the medium pumpkin with Navy Blue. Allow to dry. Paint on a second coat for even coverage and allow to dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For the first large acorn, draw on patterns with a white color pencil. (Use the patterns provided or come up with your own.) With a liner brush, paint lines with Cool White. Allow to dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. For the second large acorn, use the same technique as STEP 8: draw on patterns with a white color pencil, using the patterns provided or coming up with your own. With a liner brush, paint lines with Cool White. Allow to dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. For the medium pumpkin, draw on the patterns with a white color pencil. With a liner brush, paint lines with Cool White. Allow to dry.
    Step 9 Example
  11. For the large pumpkin, draw on the patterns with a white color pencil. With a liner brush, paint lines with Cool White. Allow to dry.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Make sure to paint a design that is continued on all sides of the pumpkins to add beauty from all angles.
    Step 11 Example
  13. For the squirrel, draw on the patterns with a white color pencil and paint in the pattern lines with Cool White. Allow to dry.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Make sure your design covers all angles of the squirrel.
    Step 13 Example
  15. For the large wood slice, draw on the patterns with a white color pencil. (Use the patterns provided or come up with your own.) With a liner brush, paint lines with Cool White. Allow to dry.
    Step 14 Example
  16. For the medium acorns, paint decorative elements using Cool White. (See photo for inspiration.) Allow to dry.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use Champagne to paint the stems of the large pumpkin, medium pumpkin, and large acorns. Allow to dry. (Apply a second coat, if needed.)
    Step 16 Example
  18. Use Champagne to paint the tops and stems of the medium acorns. Allow to dry.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Paint all the table décor pieces with Soft-Touch Varnish for a soft sheen and added protection.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Add the table décor elements from other woodland-themed projects to make a full and festive tablescape.
    Step 19 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

This project is a great way to upcycle old artificial pumpkins left over from Halloween.