Oct 30

Black & White Painted Pumpkins


HOW-TO For each version, start by brushing the entire pumpkin with a coat of white flat acrylic craft paint; let dry for 20 minutes. SPIDERWEB 1. Using a black fine-tip paint pen, draw a circle around the top of the pumpkin, about two inches from the stem. Keep drawing a continuous line, spiraling around the perimeter of the pumpkin, as shown, until you reach the base. 2. Draw vertical lines in the pumpkin's crevices, starting from the circle near the stem and going to the bottom. 3. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes, then place one or two plastic spiders on the "web." WOOD GRAIN 1. Mix a small amount of clear glaze with black flat acrylic craft paint. 2. Demos applied this knotty-wood design freehand, but swears even a novice can pull it off. Using a fine-tip brush and this photo as a guide, begin painting several irregular circles around the pumpkin, as shown, spacing them at varying heights. 3. To complete the pattern, fill the rest of the pumpkin's surface with curving lines. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes. Source: http://www.countryliving.com/

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