Fall Pedestal DIY
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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- Wood circle, stencil (Amazon)
- Fusion Mineral Paint (some free, some from UrbanLux Home/Amazon)
- Ribbon, Clay pot, Flowers (Michael's/Amazon)
Published September 5th, 2017 12:11 PM
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Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto on Sep 23, 2017thank you, I might have to consider that!
Paege on Sep 29, 2017Magical! What a great thinker you have!! Happy Halloween! Bet you could make one to hold a small Christmas tree as well!
Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto on Sep 30, 2017Actually, I love that idea! And I was thinking that I have a large glass cloche to put over it too. Thanks
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