Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Painted Pumpkins by Susie Harris

Continuing the Fall harvest theme, I'd like to introduce you to Susie Harris and her wonderful blog.


 Here is her tutorial for painting pumpkins, in her own words: 

Want blue/green pumpkins but hate to spend the bank?

You can change your old ones as easy as ABC.

I started with some craft paint. Celery green was my base color for this pumpkin.

I just painted one quick coat with a foam brush.

It's ok if your orange shows... We will paint layers and orange is good ;)

Between layers I hang them to dry like this..
After my first coat dried, I used slate green. You can get real creative with your colors. I tried to stay with colors close to my decor.

This time instead of using a foam brush I used this round blotter. I'm sure it has a fancy name but I have no idea... ;) Just a tip...before you blot your pumpkin, blot it a few times on a paper plate. This will give it a more realistic look.

I left the cracks of the pumpkins the darker shade for some contrast :)

See how a little orange showing through looks nautral?

Have fun with it! On a few I even added a little grey/black. For shiny pumpkins, I sprayed on a little clear coat.

This was such a fun project! Just think of the possibilities.... Have fun! susie~

Thank you so much Suzie for sharing this DIY pumpkin project with us.  I'm anxious to get to the store and pick up a few pumpkins to paint for my own home.



VintageEmbellishment said...

Oh Dear, I am in trouble now....must find some pumpkins to paint, must find some pumpkins......

jj said...

what a great idea. I like her technique and they turned out so well. Thanks for sharing this pepper

Runs With Scissors said...

OMG, this is awesome!