Do you have an old plastic pumpkin in your fall decorations that has seen better days?
This was an old pumpkin we had in storage that was tired and in need a fresh look. However, the orange was clashing horribly with our color scheme, so my mother suggested I paint it.
So, I thought this would be the perfect way to give a face lift to any pumpkin, old or new. You can even paint a pattern or picture, or decoupage it, but I decided to keep this one simple and stick with just one color.
Using a foam brush, I coated it with a layer of gesso.
Then, much to my mother’s dismay, I had a good ole time playing with her acrylic paints until I got just the right shade of robin’s-egg blue. For the stem I chose a dark chocolate-brown, but I had to use a much smaller brush to get into all the tiny crevices.
When it was completely dry, I finished it off by spraying it was some clear acrylic gloss. The final result much better suited our shabby-chic theme!
Don’t forget to sign your kids (tweens, teens, & yourself) up for my mixed media art workshop, The Art of Fall. Click on the image for more info.
Olivia is an aspiring novelist, a classically-trained pianist, and a tea addict. She is a home school graduate and is now attending Bible college. She enjoys reading, cooking, crafting, and quoting movies. She is an avid Whovian and a Disney fanatic. Olivia is currently writing her first novel.