You could use this painting for any time, actually, not just Thanksgiving.
Just change the wording, or leave it off if you want.
You don’t need to know brushstrokes, how to blend or whatever. If you can paint within the lines (or even fairly close), you can do this.
It’s painted on watercolor paper, which is really forgiving, although you could paint it on fabric or canvas, too. You could also paint the background a coordinating color (do that first, then transfer the pattern, btw). I left it white just to make it simpler.
I’m posting the step-by-step pics, but the full tutorial with supplies and suggested paint colors is here. It’s free to download. Call it an early Christmas present from me to you. The supplies are pretty basic. You’ll need 7 colors of paint (.99 ea.) , paint glaze and some brushes. So that’s about $10 – $15 for the project, depending on what brushes you have, the paper, etc.
1.Transfer the paint pattern.
2. Basecoat pomegranates.
3. Basecoat pears, grapes & leaves.
4. Apply shading glaze to pomegranates.
5. Apply shading glaze to pears. Take a cotton swab and add pomegranate seeds (pareils).
6. Apply shading glaze to grapes & leaves.
7. Add pear stem and you’re done!
You don’t need to add the lettering, unless you want to. Or you if you want different wording, let me know.
It’s about 8-1/2” x 11”. Here are some ideas: you could just leave it and frame it.
Photograph it, reduce it, and make your own greeting card.
Print it on to transfer paper and make a table runner, and apron, a tote bag.
Or, I just bet you can come up with some ideas of your own. Let me know, ‘kay?