I love painting and decorating for fall and Halloween, there is something about the rich colors that I love that makes my home feel extra warm and cozy; at least that is how my boys have explained it. So, I am always on the lookout for things that I can turn into something wonderful to add to my always growing collection of fall decorations. I love our Rectangle Electric Candlelight, and right away I could see painting a large pumpkin on the front, so my pencil and I went to work. After I had the pumpkin design drawn and painted on, I then painted the sides and back black and then used Renee Mullins’ new Swirl Dot Star Stencil to add a fun pattern in purple, yellow and green to the sides. To make it look more like a real pumpkin I added two artificial green leaves next to the candlestick, which I painted Honey Brown in order for it to look more like a stem. I added a striped fabric bow to the base of the candlestick to finish the look, and I am quite happy with how he turned out. I can’t wait to display him this upcoming fall and Halloween!
My mind has a tendency to think outside the box, especially when it comes to coming up with new ideas for our existing surfaces, and I am always trying to find a way to turn something into a pumpkin because they are so much fun to paint. I challenge you to step out of your creative box and imagine a surface in a different light, you never know, you might just create something wonderful. I would love to hear and see your ideas either here on our Staff Blog or on our Painting Community, so let those creative juices flow!