Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White Washed Pumpkins

Yesterday I posted these white washed pumpkins and received several emails asking how I did them.
You paint them just like you would if you were chalk painting a piece of furniture.  Paint them and let them dry.  Here I used Paris Grey and French Linen.  Then create a wash.
Mix a small amount of white chalk paint and water together for your wash.  I used about 2 tsp of paint and then added 2 tsp of water.  You want this to be thin but also thick enough that it holds.  
Dip a wet rag into your wash and rub it over your painted pumpkin. With a clean rag wipe the wash off.  If there is too much wash, then wet another portion of your rag without the paint and rub it off.  If you want more wash, then dip it back into the paint and put more on.  You control how much wash stays on or comes off.  Let the wash get into the nooks and crannies of your pumpkin and leave it there.  That is what gives the pumpkin character.
 Let them dry and wax like normal.
White washed pumpkins are very pretty. The wash adds just a little different twist to your other pumpkins.  Let me know if you have more questions.