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Abstract Holiday Home Decor

By: Kirsten Jones

As you prepare for the holidays, fill your home with the colors of December's FolkArt Gathered Hues color palette.

At a Glance:

Project #15370 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Mossy Meadow, 2 oz. - 6456

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 2 oz. - 436

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cameo Blush, 2 oz. - 4657

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hunter Green, 2 oz. - 406

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Gray, 2 oz. - 425

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Angle Brush Set, 5 pc. - 44277

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle - 34107

Number Needed: 1 $4.09
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FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Borders - 30859

Number Needed: 1 $5.49
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • FolkArt Stencils #39267, Floral Block
  • Light sandpaper
  • Four (4) assorted paper mache boxes
  • Four (4) natural brush trees
  • Three (3) paper mache cone trees
  • Natural wood garland
  • Craft knife

Instructions

Paper Mache Cone Trees 

  1. Basecoat each tree as shown in photo. Basecoat one with Engine Red, one with Cameo Blush and one with Hunter Green. Let dry.
  2. Using the Floral Block stencil and a medium stencil brush, stencil each tree with the colors shown in photo. Loosely repeat pattern as shown to cover entire tree. Let dry.
  3. Lightly sand paper mache to create a soft distressed finish on stencil designs. 
Paper Mache Boxes and Brush Trees 
  1. Basecoat each box color shown in photo and let dry.
  2. Mark the center of each box lid and cut a small slit through box from one side to the center. This will be used to insert the brush tree stem into the box.
  3. Stencil designs onto each box as shown in photo.
    • Tip: when using adhesive stencils remove the stencil when paint is wet and let dry.
  4. Lightly dry-brush each box with stencil brush and stencil color. Let dry.
  5. On a large paper plate, squirt a large amount of each paint color shown on the tips of the brush trees.
  6. Roll the brush trees into the desired color and let dry.
  7. When trees are dry, slide the wire stem into the slit in each box lid. Insert the base of the tree into the box and put lid and tree onto box. 

Wood Garland 

  1. Paint random sections of wood garland with small brush and Apple Spice. Let dry.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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