I did two different styles of pumpkin using the same color scheme. The larger of the two I did a tentacle like theme and for the smaller I did an ombré pumpkin with a spider.
What you'll need:
Pumpkins(size and number are your preference)
A small paint brush
Puff Paint (I chose white)
Acrylic paint (colors are up to you)
Paper plates (used as a work surface)
Before you start anything prep your work area. Clean up your pumpkins so there is no dust or dirt on them. I used the paper plates as a work surface because it was easy to rotate around and I could just recycle when I was done!
1// After everything was all set up I used gold acrylic paint all over the entire pumpkins and the stem using a sponge brush. It took about three coats for them to be solid gold. Make sure you let each coat dry for awhile before you add another layer.
2// Using a different sponge brush I whipped out my turquoise paint and sponged the top of one pumpkin, starting heavy at the top and dragging the paint down the sides of the pumpkin.Then I used some more gold towards the bottom layering it lightly over the turquoise so the edges weren't so harsh and it gave it more of an ombre effect.
3// Time for puff paint! On the pumpkin with the turquoise already on it i used the puff paint to draw a spider, though I'm sure there are all kinds of fun things you can do with it.
On the larger pumpkin which was still gold I used the puff paint to draw a circle design coming down around the sides of the pumpkin. I think it sort of looks like tentacles!
Let your puff paint dry!
4// When you're all dry, go back in with a small paint brush and fill in the puff paint circles with your other paint color.
Now you have some crazy cool pumpkins!
Thank you Autumn Bee! Your work is lovely, as always. You've got a knack for eye-catching crafty work!
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