Fall Pedestal DIY

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I was the lucky receipent of a free container of Tuscan Orange Fusion Mineral Paint. But what to do. Nothing orange in my home. Thoughts immediately go to Halloween.

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I started with a round piece of blank wood.  I also happen to have Fusion Mineral paint in Ash and had recently learned about using their Fresco Powder.  I mixed the Ash and the powder and used a small palette knife to spread onto the wood, creating a lumpy texture (like a stucco wall)
After the Ash layer was dry (I left it overnight). I dry brushed the Tuscan Orange over the top.  Starting to look like Halloween.
To make it more "Fall" I used a bright yellow acrylic paint (cut with a little white from my acrylic stash) and stenciled a Mandala.  The 10" stencil fit perfectly.
I made 2 at the same time, might as well make a gift while I am at it.  But now what.  I had these 2 circles that looked kind of cool.  Do I pretend they are plates and add them to a plate rack for Fall?
Then I thought: Pedestal!  I used a clay  pot and glued it on the back of the circle (I had painted the back of the wood plain Ash)  I also glued a ribbon around the edge to help it look more "finished". (I used thick craft glue and let it sit overnight as well)
Now it's looking like something for FALL!  I sprayed the piece with polyurethane to protect it a bit.  The poly gave the clay pot a white haze but I liked it because it looked more aged that way.
And now it is a centerpiece.  I made sure not to cover too much of my pattern.
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