Acrylic paint is soluble in water and pumpkins have a lot of water in them. Paint the pumpkins Once the Mod Podge is completely dry all over its time to start painting the pumpkins.
The links attached are not the exact paints but close.
What type of paint should i use on pumpkins. We used fake pumpkins to extend the life of our designs. We did a few different treatments on theseThis one was painted with French Linen once it was dry I simply ran my finger along the raised edges with King Gold Gilding Wax. While you can use acrylic or spray paint we prefer the matte coverage that a chalky finish paint providesplus its super versatile and can be used to create a variety of different techniques and finishes.
Use regular artists brushes or inexpensive craft brushes to paint the pumpkins. I was worried that it would be difficult to decorate a spray painted pumpkin with markers but I had no such problems. Spray Paint This was hands down my favorite way to paint a pumpkin.
Acrylics dry quickly and cover fairly well suitable for painting small areas or large sections of the pumpkin. In your case I would try an epoxy primer to coat the surface of the pumpkin. Paint primer is an intermediary paint that coats a surface and once dry it allows another paint to be painted overtop of it.
Metallic Acrylic Paint I used Folk Art Metallic Sterling Silver and Folk Art Metallic Gold. Plastic pumpkins You could use real pumpkins too Spray paint I used Krylon Matte White and Krylon Gray Primer. On the next three designs I used the shiny finish black paint.
Thanks for your questions Lori. If you intend to keep them for several years we recommend using a spray primer before you paint. I suggest using fall type colors like green white red orange yellow brown and purple which all stand out great on a pumpkin.
Note I recommend you leave black paint out of young childrens paint. You should be able to use any brand of spray paint you wish. The white pumpkin was painted with acrylic paint which didnt flake at all so I guess theres a clear winner.
I only needed one coat of black spray paint to get the job done. If you want your pumpkin to stand out from all your neighbors carved or painted efforts Thomas recommends using chalkboard paintwhich gives your gourd a sophisticated matte finishand decorating it with chalk or adding puffy paint to create a three-dimensional design. I picked up an assortment of foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree and gave them a makeover so they coordinated better with our front porch.
Youll need to start with one half wait for it to dry and then flip over the pumpkin and finish it off. Paint Samples My second favorite was using some old paint samples from when I was painting my walls. One of the easiest and prettiest ways to decorate your pumpkins without breaking out the knives is painting them with a chalky finish paint.
Spray paint is the quickest way to paint pumpkins whether they are foam or real. I prefer using acrylic paint for DIY painted pumpkins this is my favorite acrylic craft paint brand. Because most pumpkins are relatively small I find that you run the risk of over spraying and then the paint clumps up on the pumpkin.
For this design completely coat your pumpkin with your spray paint. If youre feeling really brave she says you can paint your pumpkin let it dry and then add glue and glitter. You need a paint primer that is water resistant.
Were excited to hear that you want to try this. Adding the dark wax or detail painting really creates some dimension on the pumpkins and makes them look a bit more realistic. Its really quick and goes on so evenly.
I love pumpkins in all sizes and colors but theres no reason you need to keep them in their natural state. If desired print out images to cut out and trace on the pumpkin before painting. Frankly any white or gray paint would work well just be sure to get a matte finish if you want them to look similar to mine.
You can try using spray paint as well although I personally find that I have more control over the amount of paint Im applying to the pumpkin when I use acrylics. We used Krylon matte paints. The silver gold pumpkin was painted with Martha Stewart Gold craft paint then I sprayed.