Pumpkin Paintin'

October 23, 2015

I got my Picasso on this past weekend with some pumpkin painting. It was too easy and the end result was super fun! I picked a palate that matched my room (blues, pinks, and a little gold) and got to work! All it takes is a pumpkin (I actually found mine in the produce section of Target) some acrylic paints and paintbrushes. I added a little glitter for some extra flair, because who are we kidding?! I am basically still a kindergartener with the mindset that glitter makes any art project ten times better.


To get the look of my pumpkin, just follow these simple steps:
  1. Paint the pumpkin white (or some solid color).
  2. Add small, rectangular, spaced out strokes of your first color and allow to dry.
  3. Repeat small strokes with the rest of your colors, allowing time for the layers to dry.
  4. Finally add the gold layer and use a damp brush to pick up some glitter. Apply glitter to gold strokes and to the stem of your pumpkin, if desired.
  5. Voila! Pumpkin perfection!


Pro-tip: Lay down a garbage bag under the pumpkin to avoid a glittery, smudgy mess!


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