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Autumn Shingle With an Antique Look

These make cute decorations for small spaces and can also be hung on the wall. Crackle medium is fun to work with and adds an interesting touch to the item.



Autumn Shindle 1

For one shingle you will need:

- poured ceramic form or a similar form out of wood or another material
- brown and beige acrylic paint
- crackle medium
- paper napkin with autumn motifs such as the one above (the best is a motif that will cover about 2/3 of the shingle
- paper napkin applique glue or decoupage glue
- flat, soft paint brushes


1. First you will base coat the entire shingle with brown acrylic paint and set it aside to dry before continuing.
2. Once your shingle is dry, paint it with a coat of cracking medium and let it dry overnight.
3. Now take your paint brush and dip it into the beige paint. Stroke in one direction over the cracking medium. Immediately you will notice the paint starting to crack. Do not stroke the paint over the same place twice or the effect will be ruined. Continue until the entire area is covered. Put aside to dry.
4. Once the paint is dry, you can continue with the decoupage techinque. Remove all but the top layer of the tissue or napkin and follow the tutorial here to apply the napkin to the pot. Let the glue dry before using.

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Decoupage


Autumn Shindle 2
Detail of the paper napkin motifs over the cracking medium. The result is an antiqued look.





More Autumn Craft Themes:

Fall Paper Crafts

Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Textile Crafts

Fall General Crafts

Fall Wood Crafts

Autumn Season Cards

Halloween Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts

Leaf Crafts

Pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns

Fall Craft Patterns and Templates




A Selection of Autumn General Crafts

Terracotta Clay Pot Covered With Jute Cord and Embellished With Paper Napkin Motifs

Autumn Shingle With an Antique Look

Terracotta Clay Pot Tea Light Holder With Fall Motifs

Maple Leaves Wreath

Pumpkins with Colored Sand Surface

Autumn Decoration - Lantern With Natural Fall Treasures

Autumn Centerpieces Using Glass Vases and Jars

Autumnal Natural Decor

Autumnal Centerpiece

Fall Decoration - Forest Scene in a Jar

Autumn Shindle





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