A friend of mine asked me to paint these for her. I have to say that out of all the pumpkins I've been painting lately, these are my absolute favorites. They just add a little bit of class to the regular ole pumpkin. And if you've priced the real ones....you will want to make your own.
I started by painting regular foam pumpkins (I got these at Michael's) that would have white in them - all white. Then I added the black.
For the checked pumpkins, I started at the stem with a pencil and began marking my initial pattern. Nothing fancy as you can see. Make sure you use a pencil because you might need to adjust and erase like I did.
Then I added hints of gold, mustard and a little bit of purple to bring out the details.
I finished these with a high gloss water based polyurethane.
What do you think? I love them! (Secretly...I want to keep them for myself) :)
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