Fall Cornucopias

It may be hot outside, but I am already dreaming of Fall! The cool nights and trees full of color and the sound of walking through leaves as they crunch under your feet. Yep, I love Fall, and I have been on a bit of a Fall project kick as well. So, here is my first quick and easy project idea for you.

I love our Cornucopias with Birds, especially the woven texture on the cornucopia. I know some of you look at these and think, wow that is a lot of detail to paint. So, I thought, why not just paint them one solid color and then antique them? Well, I love the way they turned out, and I think I may paint more just like this for my bazaar in November.

All you will need is two DecoArt Americana paint colors, Light Buttermilk and Burnt Umber, and some DecoArt Staining & Antiquing Medium.

First, paint both our your resin pieces with Light Buttermilk. I did two coats to make sure everything was nicely covered. Once dry, spray with DecoArt Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray. Then follow the instructions on the Antiquing Medium and mix with Burnt Umber. Then apply with a brush to both pieces, and with a soft cloth, rub off any excess medium where you don’t want it. If it is too dark in some areas, just dampen you cloth with water to reactivate your medium and gently rub. Once you have the antiquing medium to your liking, then let it dry completely. I chose to finish them with DecoArt Acrylic Sealer Finisher Spray in Gloss so they would have an extra shiny look.

How great will this duo look all nestled into a fall leaves arrangement on your mantel or holiday table?!

Happy Painting!

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