Designer Pumpkin

Measures 10" x 7"
 

Decorating pumpkins doesn’t have to include carving tools or real pumpkins. This metallic silver and black pumpkin is one of a kind and might remind you of a prop you would find in a Tim Burton film. The pumpkin is plaster and especially receptive to spray paint. The silver paint is applied first and the black is filtered through pieces of lace to create a haunting design.  Add a black ribbon, a little glitter and you have a unique decoration for Halloween. Unlike real pumpkins, you can pack this one away and bring it out again next year!

Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Trace one of the 12 pumpkin sections to create a pattern on tissue paper.  Set aside.

step 2 - On a protected surface, airbrush the pumpkin with silver paint.

step 2 - On a protected surface, airbrush the pumpkin with silver paint.

step 3 - To paint the bottom, place the pumpkin upside down into a bowl.  Cushion sharp edges of the bowl so as not to accidentally scrape the paint off the pumpkin.

step 3 - To paint the bottom, place the pumpkin upside down into a bowl.  Cushion sharp edges of the bowl so as not to accidentally scrape the paint off the pumpkin.

step 4 - Following your pattern, cut out 12 pieces of lace making them ½” longer than the pattern.  Spray the backsides of the cut pieces with adhesive.

step 4 - Following your pattern, cut out 12 pieces of lace making them ½” longer than the pattern.  Spray the backsides of the cut pieces with adhesive.

step 5 - Press the 12 pieces onto the pumpkin.  Secure the bottom edges on the underside of the pumpkin.

step 5 - Press the 12 pieces onto the pumpkin.  Secure the bottom edges on the underside of the pumpkin.

step 6 - Cut the lace to fit into the curves around the large leaf.

step 6 - Cut the lace to fit into the curves around the large leaf.

step 7 - Airbrush the entire pumpkin with light coats of black paint.

step 7 - Airbrush the entire pumpkin with light coats of black paint.

step 8 - Use only a light dusting on the leaf so the silver shows through.

step 8 - Use only a light dusting on the leaf so the silver shows through.

step 9 - When the paint has dried, peel away the lace to reveal the silver design.

step 9 - When the paint has dried, peel away the lace to reveal the silver design.

step 10 - Use the silver enamel paint marker to add accents to the leaf.

step 10 - Use the silver enamel paint marker to add accents to the leaf.

step 11 - Dot cement onto the center of the pumpkin stem and sprinkle with silver glitter.

step 12 - Tie black, sheer ribbon around the stem.

 

 

Supplies

At Testors.com

  • 2546 Silver Enamel Paint Marker
  • 1921524 Gloss Black paint
  • 1921575 Silver Metallic paint

At Michaels

  • ArtMinds Plaster Pumpkin
  • Silver Glitter
  • Scotch Spray Mount repositionable adhesive
  • Sheer black ribbon
  • Tissue paper

At JoAnns

  • Lace piece

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush

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