Thursday, October 25, 2018

DIY- Painted Pumpkins

It's almost Halloween!  Every year we love decorating pumpkins.  Here's an easy how-to to make your best pumpkin yet!

All decorating supplies available at collage.

Supplies needed:

White Acrylic Gesso (we used Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso)
Acrylic paint markers (we used Posca Acrylic Paint Markers)
Acrylic Paints (we used Martha Stewart craft paints)
Paint Brushes
Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Varnish

We primed the pumpkin with acrylic gesso first.  Apply gesso evenly to the pumpkin, let dry fully in between layers, and allow gesso to dry fully before moving forward.  We recommend 2-3 layers of gesso.

Draw out your design using a light shade of acrylic paint marker (this way, if you make a mistake, it's easily covered up).  

Paint in large areas of color with your acrylic craft paint.  Allow to dry fully.

Finish up by going in with more paint markers!  Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish to help weatherproof the pumpkin.