Blue Velvet Pumpkin 💙

fall pumpkin Sep 28, 2022

Today we are using a 10x10 canvas to create this beautiful blue velvet pumpkin on a gold background. I started off by painting my background with black paint then I did three coats of gold paint - and this background is truly stunning! Let's continue by painting a blue pumpkin and adding some glass pieces (including a very cool glass stem!)

Grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin with a stylus onto the canvas. I'm going to use a piece of glass for my stem, so I'm going to skip tracing that.

Next, I am going to paint my pumpkin with Prussian Blue. I am painting one little section at a time. Let dry.

I will add another coat of the blue paint and also add some highlights and definition with black paint and white paint. Let dry.

Now I'm going the little spot where I am going to put my stem with Traditional Burnt Umber and Raw Umber brown paint. I am also going to add some champagne colored floral glass in the center too.

I'm also going to add a bit of a shadow on the bottom of my pumpkin with the brown paint.

Next, I will add details with my graphic pen - just outlining my pumpkin with short strokes. Then, I will add clear Starfire glass to the bottom of my canvas. 

Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 1/2 ounces of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of resin onto your canvas and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!

Let's add some seed beads! I am sprinkling Crystal Luster seed beads in my clear glass at the bottom as well as on my pumpkin. I am also adding some Metallic Gold seed beads to my clear glass at the bottom.

Look how gorgeous! 

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