Crackled Turkey & Pumpkin

Crackled Turkey & Pumpkin

Do you ever get in the mood for a quick and easy project, that you really don’t have to think about? Sometimes my mind hits overload and I just need to do what I call a “no brainer project”. This is a project that can be completed quickly and when done, you still love the outcome. For me, sometimes resin is the perfect surface for something like that, with all the grooves and carved details, sometimes something simple can bring out the pieces true details.

Our Mr. Turkey and Pilgrims on Pumpkin were the perfect pieces for me. With just four paint colors, you too can create these fun and easy projects. They would be great hostess gifts for holiday dinners.

Here is what you will need:

Pilgrims on Pumpkin
Mr. Turkey

DecoArt Americana:
Espresso
Persimmon
Burnt Umber
Light Buttermilk

Weathered Wood
Staining & Antiquing Medium
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Gloss Spray

Paint the turkey completely with Espresso. Paint the pumpkin portion only with Persimmon (do not paint the center design with the Pilgrims) Let dry. Apply Weathered Wood to the pumpkin (we only want the body of the pumpkin to be crackled, not the people) and all over the turkey. When the Weathered Wood is completely dry, then paint the entire turkey with Light Buttermilk and paint the entire pumpkin including the center design with Light Buttermilk as well. As the paint dries, the cracks will start to appear. Once the pieces are completely dry, spray them with the Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray.

Mix the Staining & Antiquing Medium with Burnt Umber following the instructions on the bottle. Apply all over both pieces, working on one piece at a time. With a soft cloth or paper towel, wipe off the excess medium leaving it darker in the grooves and crevices of the resin. On the areas that you want lighter, dip your cloth in water and lightly rub the area to remove more of the medium. Make sure that your cloth is just damp and not soaking wet, you just need enough water to help move the medium a bit more. Once you are happy with the way the antiquing looks, set the pieces aside and let them dry. I usually let my pieces dry over night. When everything is dry, spray with Acrylic Sealer Finisher Gloss Spray, this will give them an extra shiny look.

Happy Painting!

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