The watercolors I used are different from the ones she used. Also it was hard to find containers wide enough to dip the pine cones so I used bowls and they were great.
Clear acrylic sealer is used to protect plain pine cones as well as painted pine cones.
What type of paint to use on pine cones. Once the paint has cured and the painted pine cones are completely dry spray them with a coat of clear acrylic sealer to further protect and preserve them. However if you plan to use or display the pine cones naturally sealing them with Clear Acrylic Sealer helps to preserve and protect them and adds a little bit of shine. Snow Covered Pine Cones Using Paint.
There are two easy ways to paint pine cones. Full tutorial from HGTV. I twisted the pointed end of a bamboo skewer into the bottom of the pine cone.
So here are the steps of my own version of what I call Snowy Pine Cones. I chose to use Cerulean Blue Royal Blue Winsor Green Blue Shade Quinacridone Gold Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Titanium White Gouache. I used two different colors turquoise and white.
You can go vibrant for spring patriotic for summer and even earth and jewel tones for autumn. You can use acrylic or even interior house paint. It took a good bit of paint to do this.
3 small bottles of acrylic craft paint made about 6 pinecones acrylic paint is cheap about 75 cents each. The paint mixture is 3 parts paint and 2 parts water. I like to use household latex paint for my painting pinecones projects.
The edges of the pine cone petals are dipped into white craft paint to make them look snow kissed. Both of the spray paints had primer in them and I. Dipping pine cones gives them a vivid consistent color while spray.
White glue or Mod Podge. It just so happened with the pink ones that I make years ago that I had some pink paint leftover from a baby nursery project so thats what I used. It looks great simple to do and can bring a nice touch of colour to any home.
Paint dipped pine cones. I would probably sprinkle them with Epsom salt as well but that is packed away in my Christmas stuff right now This to me is the most natural looking method. Click Here.
Obviously use what you have and in a color that you love. Pine Cones Turned into Bird Feeder. Well worth a go I think.
A word about the supplies youll need I used Red spray paint with a satin finish and a pretty Brushed Nickel Metallic spray paint from Krylon. You can dip them in latex or acrylic paint or spray them with spray-paint. You can use the following technique to create a single-color design or to incorporate multiple colors onto one pinecone.
Customize them for different seasons and occasions with colorful paint and you can use them to spruce up your home décor throughout the year. Simply dunk the pine cone into the paint. I painted just the tip of these pinecones with white paint.
6 Original Source Used. I dipped this pinecone all the way down into paint and let it drain off. All it takes is a little prep work on the pine cone to make sure you get the best painting results.
You should only need one coat depending on the type of paintcolors you choose but you could always add a second coat to make them more vibrant. I actually have one paint brush dedicated to painting pine cones. If the pine cone ornaments will be for your own tree consider the color palette of your existing holiday décor while youre choosing shades of glitter.