I only needed one coat of black spray paint to get the job done. But what type to choose.
Spray paint is something that is really versatile he says.
What type of paint works best on pumpkins. Its water base formula is safe and non-toxic for kids to use. It is reviewed as one of the best glue to use on pumpkins since it can adhere to the abnormal outer surface of this vegetable. Apply at least two coats of a gold-colored paint to the pumpkin stem.
You can use the following types of paint on pumpkins real or fake. I was worried that it would be difficult to decorate a. I have found that white pumpkins make it a little easier if you are painting with light colors or if you are collaging paper or fabric while and the orange pumpkins work great when using dark colors.
Paint stem gold and attach to pumpkin. Kids non-toxic acrylics will work best and last long. Apple Barrel acrylic paint works well on practically every surface- even pumpkins.
Acrylics dry quickly and cover fairly well suitable for painting small areas or large sections of the pumpkin. Even sharpies or white paint pens work for linework. I suggest using fall type colors like green white red orange yellow brown and purple which all stand out great on a pumpkin.
I gave my large pumpkin two good coats of black paint and then did the same with the smaller pumpkin which I painted white. Feel free to use a natural dried stem if you want to skip the metallic paint I have experimented quite a bit with gold-toned paint colors. Chalk paint I recommend FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Acrylic paint I recommend Apple Barrel FolkArt including.
If its just adults acrylic or spray paint are the best paints for pumpkins as they wont crack and puff paint can be used for certain detailed painting such as creating a lacy effect. So safe non-toxic paints are perfect for this project. Leftover latex house paint which works in similar fashion to acrylic may also be used.
The best way to paint decorate pumpkins. Note I recommend you leave black paint out of young childrens paint palettes. Paint colors can be layered once the base color dries.
And it even comes in glow in the dark colors- perfect for creating spooky Halloween pumpkins. Any kind of pumpkin or gourd works great for painting. If desired print out images to cut out and trace on the pumpkin before painting.
I typically like pumpkins that have an interesting shape and will use whatever is cheapest. Remember this is a seasonal project and will only last the life of the pumpkin. Its really quick and goes on so evenly.
If you have other paint at home but arent sure if itll work on the pumpkin test it out on a small part of the pumpkin to see if it sticks first. Spray Paint This was hands down my favorite way to paint a pumpkin. The white pumpkin was painted with acrylic paint which didnt flake at all so I guess theres a clear winner.
Once the Mod Podge is completely dry all over its time to start painting the pumpkins. This 18K gold leaf paint is by far my favorite. Many of our favorite pumpkin designs combine large shapes with smaller contrasting details.
I tested out 3 different types and heres my preferences. Best paints for pumpkins. 1 Elmers Craft Bond Fabric and Paper Glue This is the glue that most of the professionals are using for their sticking procedures.
Have a variety of brush sizes on hand. Palette to hold paints paper plates work good for holding paint and egg cartons work great to if no palette is available. Kids non-toxic tempera or kids non-toxic acrylics will work best and last long.
So safe non-toxic paints are perfect for this project. All you need to paint a pumpkin is. Remember this is a seasonal project and will only last the life of the pumpkin.
Having different sizes of brushes available helps you create more interesting images. Lazy susans totally optional but helps so much Tempera paints I love mixing these fluorescent colors with a little white to make them brighter and more opaque Brushes and jars for the paints Round tissue paper dots. Use an acrylic paint to paint the pumpkin.
Evan uses spray paint to create collections of pumpkins in different shades of the same color to paint the stems of the pumpkins in contrasting shades and to set a base coat for more detailed work. Some craft paints are not very pigmented and require multiple coats.