Welcome to Pink Saturday
I'll be joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound
for this Pink Saturday, where she brings
excitement to all bloggers
for the upcoming holidays.
This Saturday's theme is
Pumpkins & More Pumpkins
Which is a GREAT theme, for 'Tis the Season!'
Getting away from the carving and mess...
I do love the simplicity of these designs
by using acrylic paint and painter's tape and
using foam brushes to cover one section
of your pumpkin with two coats of acrylic paint.
Please allow 30 minutes of drying time per coat.
You get the idea!!
This is very creative and elegant!
These are called "Veiled Beauties;"
The effect of black lace on painted pumpkins.
Begin by painting the pumpkin (shown is
Farrow & Ball's Green Blue).
Cut out pieces of lace, brush matte Mod Podge
onto the back sides, and adhere to your pumpkins.
Finish by sealing each with a topcoat of Mod Podge.
I do LOVE these!
You start off by brushing the entire pumpkin white
flat acrylic craft paint; let dry 20 minutes.
For the Spiderweb, use a fine-tip paint pen.
Draw the circles all the way around, then
strip down the grooves. Let dry for 30 minutes.
Then place one or two plastic spiders.
For the Beetle, you can print a template
and resize if needed. Cut out the stencil
and center it on the pumpkin
using stencil adhesive.
Paint the beetle within the stencil using
three coats of black flat acrylic craft paint.
Let dry 30 minutes and remove stencil.
Now for the Wood Grain! You need to
mix a small amount of clear glaze with black
flat acrylic craft paint.
Using a fine-tip brush and the photo as a guide
begin painting several irregular circles around
the pumpkin, spacing them at varying heights.
To complete the pattern, fill the rest of the pumpkin's
surface with curving lines. Let the paint dry for
THERE! Now you should have some lovely pumpkins
for the holidays! They are not only beautiful for October,
but will look stunning for November also.
And for Pink Saturday...
Get your pink on!!
Here's to your health!