Get the look of a rustic, hand-carved wood bowl for an autumn tabletop display with Smoothfoam and Chalky Finish paint. Faux hand-carved wooden bowls make great table centerpieces.
If using a hot wire tool to cut the Smoothfoam, be sure you are in a well-ventilated area.
Place the half-ball upside down and carve away a bit of the base to make it flat so it will sit well on table as a bowl. I purposely cut it irregularly, as I was trying to recreate a carved wood effect.
Flip the bowl over, then remove larger random chunks and slices from around the edge of bowl to give it a hand-carved look. Use different tools or styluses to add dents, grooves, and other marks all over the surface.
Paint the bowl with Heritage Chalky Finish paint and let dry. Apply the Creme Wax with a paper towel, removing immediately after applying, to just tint the paint and darken the carved areas.