Hi everyone! It’s Tammy from Rustic Orchard Home! Making a quick and easy fall themed front porch sign is a great way to say “Hello Fall”! Today, I’m going to show you how to make a Fall Porch Leaner! All you need to do is paint and attach everything to the surface board. Let me show you how I made mine extra festive with the Limited Edition Fall Colors from Dixie Belle Paint!
To begin, I used the the color Cashmere to add a base coat to all of the cutout pieces. This basecoat will help give my piece the watercolor type look I want to achieve once everything is dry. I added the Cashmere color using a makeup sponge. When using a sponge for painting, use up and down pouncing motions to apply thin layers.
Once the basecoat of Cashmere is dry, you’re ready to start adding more colors to the pumpkin cutouts and the word “hello”. Add the paint colors you’ll be using to a plate and then add a bit of water to each color. The water will thin out the paint to help us get the watercolor look. I used the color Pumpkin Spice first, then blended to deepen the color with the Merlot. Just play with it and add layers until you get the color you like.
Next, I used the color Juniper to add the stem details to the pumpkins. I did not water down this color because I wanted full coverage.
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