Monday, September 9, 2013

Crow and Pumpkin Sign

I'm busting out the orange and black!
Fall. is. coming.

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I always look forward to an autumn paint palette.

For this sign I used fence board

cut into five 11 1/2" pieces.

Attached with thin board on back...

and painted black with picture wire hanger.

For the base paint on the front and sides,

I used Folkart Burnt Sienna, Craftsmart Espresso Brown,

and a semi-gloss black paint.

Dip brush into water and then a mix of the three colors,

paint entire board front and sides

with more black on the edges.

Use an off white (I used Quill from Home Depot's Oympic)

and white to paint the front

leaving the edges dark.

No full coverage.

Okay, so now you have a light base.

Dry brush the oranges over the white

alternating shades.

Mix white with Apricot and

white with Bright orange.

I sketched a pumpkin and crow

and transferred my design onto the striped base.

Raw Sienna Beak.

Raw Sienna and Pure Orange for right and bottom

 Shade on Pumpkin.

Dry brush white and the lighter apricot mix

for center and left side.

Simple Folkart Shapes

with Rustic Style

will add some Whimsy to your door or wall.

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Hope you try it!


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Jen xo said...

oh love it, thanks for the tutorial too... said...

This is so cute! I love fall decorating!

Linda said...

I'm big on fall decorations! I love this one. Thanks for sharing.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it, such a great sign and your tutorial is wonderful Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You always make it look so doable! Another very cool work of art!

Kristie Corpus said...

They say an expert can make a difficult task look easy...and you do that! I love your work and am frequently inspired and think, "I could do that!" Not so sure I could but you do make it seem possible. Thanks for sharing.

Feral Turtle said...

Another work of art! I am pinning this cuz one day I am going to get back into the world of paint....I swear!!! Then I will have all these fantastic ideas and tutorials from the best!

Artsy VaVa said...

Love it! I'm gonna be a copycat!!!

DIY Vintage Chic said...

Adorable! This looks great!

Molly said...

oh my, looks awesome!! I really love this.
Thank you for sharing, :)

The Style Sisters said...

OOOH this is so fun! Please come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this with us.

foreverdecorating said...

Everything about this is so me! I love it and need to make one for myself. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Unknown said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing! Found you at Feathered Nest Friday!

Rhonda said...

I love what you have done. Come share your creativity at Craft Frenzy Friday. www.
It won't be a party without you!

The Checkered Apple said...

Love this Deb!!

Maria said...

How beautiful!!! I love the colors, and LOVE the whimsical style!!! Beautiful!!! It put a smile on my face :)

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

A true artist....

alice said...

Oh Deb, that is darling! I love your style. I also like the tut. So simple to follow. Thanks for putting the fun in painting!
Smiles, Alice

Krista Aasen said...

This is gorgeous Deb! It could easily work as a non-traditional fall wreath (like how you have it displayed on a door)! would love if you shared this tomorrow (Sunday) at the Fall Get Your DIY On Challenge - the theme is fall wreaths. 4pm PST - you can link up through me at the happy housie. This would add such a unique idea to the mix!!

Mommy Evolution said...

I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

The party goes on through Monday.

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

I really love your Fall sign! I popped on over from Get Your DIY On and I'm glad I did. You're very talented and a MUST follow.

Lynn said...

I love it! Your painting turned out great, I'm especially fond of the polka dots on the crow:@)

Ruth said...

i absolutely LOVE this! any chance of buying one? :)

srpprcrftr said...

How can anybody make this sign as well as you have? I would so love to be 1/2 as talented as you are. This has got to be the very best of Fall decos I've seen on blog land in last couple weeks.
I love folk art and you have really capped it. So awesome. I will try to make this but not going to be upset when it's not too great... will be fun to try anyway. Can't learn if I don't try huh?
Glad you gave us a great tutorial, I'll be studying this and do my best. I am so glad I'm into crafting. I like to try new ideas and this will be one. Guess I've gushed enuf so will wish you a happy week

Deb Hrabik said...

Hopefully I will have my fall signs up on my Etsy site soon...
trying to keep up with my paintbrush!

Krista Aasen said...

Yay! So glad you shared this with us at the Get Your DIY On Fall Wreath Challenge this week! Hope to see you back next week with a thrifty upcycled project - I know you have a ton of those!!

CreativaCale said...

ADORABLE!I try it!I will put your post on my blog and link it.Thanks!:)))

mollymell said...

This is very pretty and simple. I like it a lot :)