I love our Pilgrim pair, I don’t know how many times I have painted them…but each time I try something new. This time I chose to use a minimal colors and antique them for a more vintage look. Here is what you will need:
Burnt Umber #13064
Light Buttermilk #13164
Purple Cow #13262
Milk Chocolate #13174
Lamp Black #13067
Snow White #13001
DecoArt Weathered Wood #84146
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray #70836
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Gloss Spray #70835
DecoArt Staining & Antiquing Medium #84126
First paint both pieces completely with Burnt Umber. Once dry, then cover with Weathered Wood. Let dry completely. Next, paint both Pilgrims with Light Buttermilk. Do not over work the paint as that will affect how the Weathered Wood will crackle, remember you are going for an aged look so it does not have to be perfect. Let dry. Paint the faces with Mocha. Eyes are first painted with Snow White, then paint the iris with Burnt Umber. When dry, paint a small iris with Lamp Black, add a highlight dot of Snow White. Basecoat hair and beard with Milk Chocolate. The cornucopia basket is painted with a light wash of Milk Chocolate. Both Pumpkins are painted with a soft wash of Jack-o-Lantern. Grapes are Purple Cow, stem is Milk Chocolate. Pumpkin stems are Avocado. Once all colors are dry. Spray with Matte Finishing Spray. Then mix Burnt Umber with the Staining & Antiquing Medium (per the instructions on the back of the bottle) and apply with a brush all over the pilgrims, working on one pilgrim at a time. Wipe of the medium where you don’t want it to be with a soft cloth. If it does not remove easy enough, dampen your cloth with a little water and try again. Let them dry completely and then finish with Acrylic Sealer Finisher Gloss Spray. If you don’t like the gloss spray, you can finish with the matte, the preference is yours.
I think these guys will look great tucked into some fall foliage on my mantel or Thanksgiving table this season.