Fall is my favorite time of year, and I love painting pumpkins, and when you can paint 5 little wooden pumpkins in a short amount of time, it makes me even happier! Our Chunky Pumpkin Cutout is a great piece that you can paint as detailed or as simply as you want. One pumpkin I shaded and highlighted, all the others I used stencils I had on hand.
Here are the basics with what you will need:
Chunky Pumpkin Cutout
Hauser Dark Green
Identi Pen Black
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray
FolkArt Paisley Delight Stencil
Fall Word Mix Stencil
Polka Dot Stencil
Paint all pumpkins Persimmon and all stems Avocado.
If you want to shade your pumpkins, shade around the outside edge of the center section and below the stem with Burnt Sienna. Paint in the grooves with either Burnt Sienna or Georgia Clay, this depends on how dark you want the grooves to be. Highlight the center of each pumpkin area with Torrid Orange. Shade the stem with Hauser Dark Green at the base, and highlight the top with Margarita. (this is the first pumpkin on the left in the picture)
All the other remaining pumpkins, I did not shade or highlight, I left them rather simple and added stenciled details. The polka dot pumpkin, the dots are Avocado; the fall word pumpkin, I traced the word onto the pumpkin with a pencil and then out lined it and filled it in with the Black Identi Pen. The paisley pumpkin, the paisley design is stenciled with Spiced Pumpkin. For the checkerboard pumpkin, I used a large and small check from the stencil. Line the stencil up with the bottom edge of your pumpkin for the larger checks and repeat for the smaller checks at the top using Georgia Clay.
For the finishing touch, I added a squiggly outline with two dashes using the Black Identi Pen. When all details are done, finish with your favorite varnish.
These pumpkins are great for a grouping on your table this fall or even on your mantel. They are quick enough that they would be great for bazaars and craft shows as well.
Let your creativity go, and create some quick and easy pumpkins this fall!
Happy Painting and Crafting!