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October is almost over, and here in the United States the leaves are in various stages of turning as we are head into our “holiday season.” For my final October project, I decided to create a custom autumn centerpiece using those beautiful Dina Wakley paints and the Nuvo spray.
With a few inexpensive, store-bought gourds, pumpkins, and pinecones I was able to add a bit of paint and create a custom décor piece. Check out my video to see how it all came about!
On each gourd and pumpkin I blended two of the Dina Wakley paints; Eggplant with Tangerine, and Peacock with Lemon, except the smallest pumpkin, which is Peacock with Tangerine.
All-in-all this was a rather easy and straight-forward project. The paints are so easy to work with and blend together beautifully! Plus, there is no “right” or “wrong,” you just add the paint, layering and blending, until you are happy with the results.
After my Dina Wakley paints dried, I coated all of the stems in some “Vintage Gold” Metallique Wax, then coated all of my gourds and pumpkins in some “Clear Rock Candy” Distress Crackle paint. I really love the frosted look it lends to the pieces.
I wanted to do “something” with those little pinecones of mine, and I decided to give them a nice coating of the Nuvo “Cocoa Powder” Sparkle Spray from the kit. It darkened them up and gave them some shine! As a final touch, to set that Sparkle Spray, I coated the pinecones in a layer of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Gloss Sealer.
To create the finished cluster I used a super heavy gel to hold everything together.
I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media kit!
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October 2020 Mixed Media Kit:
In addition to items from this month’s kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso & *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint “Clear Rock Candy,” & Distress Brush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Mod Podge Gloss Clear Acrylic Sealer, Foam Pumpkins & Gourds, small pinecones