Cornucopia Napkin Holder


size: 7" square

Materials

  • Painter’s Paradise White Square Wire Basket Napkin Holder with Lid, 7” square
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Antique Gold, Lamp Black, Persimmon, Asphaltum, Light Avocado, Plantation Pine, Black Plum, Milk Chocolate, Royal Purple, Butterscotch, Moon Yellow, Snow White, Canyon Orange, Mulberry, Spicy Mustard, Cocoa, Napthol Red, Tangerine, Grey Sky, Oxblood, Terra Coral

Basic Supplies

transfer paper, tracing paper, sandpaper, tack cloth

Tools

  • Royal® & Langnickel brushes: Majestic: Series 4150 Square Shader #0, 2, 4, 6, 8; Series 4160 Angle 5/8”, Series 4585 Liners 10/0, 0; Series 4700 Glaze Wash 3/4”, Series 4170 Filberts #2, 4: Series 2935 Filbert Wisp 1/4”, Series 3080 Oval Wash Combo #1, Series SG1400 White Blending Mop 1/2”, Debby’s Texture Brush Small
  • DecoArt®: DuraClear® Matte Varnish, Multi-Purpose Sealer

Directions

  • Prepare Surface
  • 1. Apply multi-purpose sealer on lid using glaze wash. Lightly sand; wipe with tack cloth.
  • 2. Basecoat front surface and side edges mix Asphaltum + multi-purpose sealer using glaze wash. Basecoat again Asphaltum to achieve opaque coverage.
  • 3. Basecoat back of lid load of Cocoa and Milk Chocolate using glaze wash. Use slip-slap motion, allowing both colors to show. Repeat to apply second coat.
  • 4. Print out patterns. Transfer design onto surface.
  • 5. (Note: Pumpkins are listed from #1 to #4 from left to right of design with pumpkin #3 being smallest pumpkin.) To undercoat each pumpkin and apple, pick up appropriate color + Grey Sky on brush and apply one coat as follows: apples Napthol Red, pumpkin #1 Butterscotch, pumpkin #2 Canyon Orange, pumpkin #3 Spicy Mustard, pumpkin #4 Tangerine.)
  • 6. Basecoat cornucopia Cocoa, apples Napthol Red, pumpkin #1 Butterscotch, pumpkin #2 Canyon Orange, pumpkin #3 Spicy Mustard, pumpkin #4 Tangerine, pumpkin stems Light Avocado, corn cob mix of Moon Yellow and Snow White. Let dry.
  • Cornucopia Design
  • 1. Wash over inside of cornucopia Milk Chocolate using #6 shader. When dry, corner load angle with Milk Chocolate and float shading under rim and along top of inside. Float shading along edges of each section to create body of horn. Float shading along top of each section of rim to separate. Corner load Moon Yellow and float highlighting across bottom of each section of rim.
  • 2. For pumpkin #1, corner load angle Canyon Orange and float shading under stem area and along sections to separate; refer to photo for placement. Corner load angle with Spicy Mustard and float highlighting along opposite sides of section shades. Lightly drybrush down center of large center section Spicy Mustard using texture brush.
  • 3. For pumpkin #2, corner load angle Oxblood and float shading under stem area and along sections to separate. Corner load angle Tangerine and float highlighting along opposite sides of section shades.
  • 4. For pumpkin #3, corner load angle Cocoa and float shading under stem area and along sections to separate. Corner load angle Moon Yellow and float highlighting along opposite sides of section shades.
  • 5. For pumpkin #4, corner load angle Persimmon and float shading under stem area and along sections to separate. Corner load angle Butterscotch and float highlighting along opposite sides of section shades. Lightly drybrush down center of large center section Butterscotch using texture brush.
  • 6. For apples, corner load angle Black Plum and float shading along bottom and stem indent on each apple. Corner load angle Terra Coral and float highlighting across top edge and front side of each stem indent. Pull stems using #0 liner and Asphaltum.
  • 7. For Indian corn, use #0 shader to pull kernels over corn cob using Canyon Orange, Black Plum, Napthol Red, Antique Gold, and Milk Chocolate. When dry, corner load angle Milk Chocolate and float shading across kernels on back side of corn cob. Double load #2 shader mix of Light Avocado and Plantation Pine and pull husks over corn cob.
  • 8. For sunflower, use #2 filbert and Antique Gold to pull back petals. Use Moon Yellow to pull front petals. Corner load angle Oxblood and float shading across bottom of each petal where petal meets center. Highlight center of each flower mix of Milk Chocolate and Asphaltum using texture brush. When dry, highlight center Lamp Black and bottom of petals. Add Canyon Orange, Light Avocado, Napthol Red, and Royal purple highlights on top left side of flower center.
  • 9. For grapes, use paintbrush handle end to dot background grapes Royal Purple and foreground grapes Mulberry. Highlight dot grapes Snow White using 10/0 liner.
  • 10. For stems/leaves, corner load angle Plantation Pine and float shading across bottom of each stem. Corner load angle Spicy Mustard and float highlighting across top of each stem. Load appropriate-size shader across chisel edge with Light Avocado and side load into Plantation Pine; blend on palette and pull one-stroke leaves with Plantation Pine at bottom of each leaf. With 10/0 liner and Plantation Pine, pull veins on leaves. Double load #0 liner with mix of Light Avocado and Plantation Pine and pull tendrils.
  • 11. For grass blades, use filbert wisp and Plantation Pine to pull blades under cornucopia and vegetables. Highlight stroke Light Avocado.
  • 12. For ground, corner load angle Plantation Pine and randomly chisel float area under cornucopia and vegetables. Repeat with Light Avocado.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Apply two coats varnish using oval wash combo.
  • Tip
  • 1. To use the texture brush properly, dampen bristles with water to separate bristles. Tap bristles into paint on palette, hold brush perpendicular to palette, and pounce brush up and down to remove some paint. Tap brush lightly on surface, rolling brush in different directions in between fingers when up in air. Allow some drying time in between so paint sets up and look is not mottled.

by Debby Forshey-Choma

Pattern - Cornucopia Napkin Holder

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