Black Stenciled Pumpkin 🖤

fall pumpkin Nov 08, 2023

I am doing one last pumpkin - and this one is going to be black with some pretty stenciling, painted leaves, and lots of glass goodies! I am adding a stunning glass stem along with some Starfire glass, seed beads, and bubbles. The stencil really pops on this pumpkin, and it's the perfect fall project!

We will start by painting a nighttime background on our 10x10 canvas. I am using a 1-inch paintbrush and adding white paint to the middle in a circular motion and then adding some Buttercream paint and black paint too. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin onto your canvas with a stylus.

Next, add a basecoat of black paint to your pumpkin, painting each section at a time. Add some white paint to the right side of each section to create a highlight and some Metallic Amethyst to the left side. Dry with a heat tool.

Now, I'm going to paint some leaves underneath my pumpkin on the bottom....

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Pumpkin On Wood 🎃

fall pumpkin Nov 01, 2023

Let's work with a different kind of surface! Today, we will be creating a pumpkin on a piece of wood - this is a stained 2x4 cut to 6 inches long. We will be adding all of the glass goodies and a super fun glass stem that will make your artwork really stand out! This would make such a great shelf sitter in your home for the fall season.  

I like to stain my entire board and then cut it. This is stained with a dark walnut color - just brush it on, wipe it off, and let it dry. 

For my background, I am going to use a palette knife to apply my paint because I want this to look a little more distressed and rustic. I'm going to use white paint and Forest Moss. Use the flat backside of your palette knife and lightly drag the paint onto your wood with a back-and-forth motion. Dry with a heat tool.

Next, I'm going to sketch on a pumpkin. Make an egg shape and make parenthesis shapes on either side. Pumpkins never look perfect! I'm going to use Honey Brown to paint...

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Cream Pumpkin 🤍

fall pumpkin Oct 18, 2023

We are making a simple and elegant Cream Pumpkin art piece! We will be using some fun green vitrigraph pieces as well as Starfire glass and seed beads to add all of the sparkle. I love the way that this turned out and how monochromatic and neutral the colors came out - I only used five paint colors to make this!

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin onto your canvas with a stylus.

First, apply a coat of Snow White to your pumpkin. Then, paint the leaf with Forest Moss. Dry with a heat tool.

Next, paint each pumpkin section one at a time. Add a coat of Snow White and then add highlights with Bleached Sand and shadows with Granite Gray. 

Add a second coat of Forest Moss to the lead and then add some white paint for highlights and Avocado Green for shadows. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab a graphic pen and add some detail lines. I am adding short strokes around my pumpkin and leaf. I'll also paint my background...

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Colorful Textured Pumpkins 🎃

fall pumpkin Oct 11, 2023

I grabbed a pack of 9 little canvases (they are 4x4) that I will be using to create little textured pumpkins. This is such a fun and easy fall project, and these little canvases make perfect gifts or shelf-sitters in your home! We will add modeling paste, paint them, add a glazing medium, and then apply resin with seed beads and glass. I love the way each of these colorful pumpkins turned out!

I am going to sketch my pumpkin onto my canvas with a pencil. This will help guide you as you go. These are super simple to draw - sketch a stem, then an egg, and parentheses on each side of your egg. 

Next, I am going to use a little palette knife to apply my modeling paste. Start with the stem and use the back of your palette knife to add the paste. Then, continue adding plaster to one section of your pumpkin at a time. Let this dry overnight.

Now, you can paint your pumpkins! I am going to start by painting my first one with Dragonfruit pink. I am going to...

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Pumpkin Gnome 🎃

fall gnome pumpkin Oct 04, 2023

We are doing this fun pumpkin gnome on a 4x12 canvas! This is the perfect fall art piece to create for a gift or some festive home decor. I will show you step-by-step how to paint this gnome from start to finish! Learn how to create this quick and easy gnome art piece.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your gnome onto your canvas with a stylus.

I am going to start by painting his beard. First, add a coat of white and then mix in some black to create a gray beard. Then, paint his hat and shoes with black paint. Paint his hat brim and pumpkin with orange paint. I'll also mix in some yellow and black to my pumpkin to create some shadows and highlights. Use brown paint for the stem. Finally, I'll use Cool Bisque (a peachy color) to paint his nose and hands.

Now we will add our details! Where the hat bends, I am going to add some highlights with white paint. Then, I'll paint a little patch with green and yellow paint with some white...

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Witchy Pumpkin 🧙‍♀️

pumpkin Sep 27, 2023

We are creating a fun Halloween 8x10 art piece complete with lots of black glass goodies and other extras. I have a sunflower, pinecone, and acorn that I cut off of a floral stem, and I have a rustic metal star that I cut off from a garland. I am going to show you how to paint this from start to finish and add all of the fun elements and resin. This is a simple, easy, and fun fall art project!

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your witchy pumpkin onto your canvas with a stylus. Start by adding white paint all around the background of your canvas and then add in some Antique Gold. I like how this is darker around our witchy pumpkin and then gets lighter as it goes out.

On the bottom of my canvas, I am going to add black paint and then add some white streaks in it.

Next, we are going to paint the witch hat with black paint and the hat band and underside of the hat with purple. Dry with a heat tool.

Add a base coat of...

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Sparkly Blue Pumpkin 💙

fall pumpkin Sep 20, 2023

It's pumpkin time! Today, I am using an 8x8 canvas to create a blue pumpkin on a cream background. This one is going to have a special gold stem with tons of seed beads to really glitz it up! I'll also add some more Starfire glass to the pumpkin. This is one of my favorite pumpkins I've ever made! 

First, I am going to start by painting my background with Oyster White. Then, I'm going to use the backside of a palette knife to add some areas of Sky Blue. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin onto your canvas with a stylus. 

We are going to add a base coat of Desert Turquoise paint to each pumpkin section. I'm going to use Hauser Light Green on the leaves and DecoArt Dazzling Metallic Splendid Gold on the stem.
Now let's add our shadows and highlights! I am going to add a second coat of turquoise to my pumpkin and then use Tropical Blue and white to add those details....

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White Pumpkin 🤍

fall pumpkin Sep 13, 2023

We are using a 4x12 canvas to make a pretty black-and-white monochromatic pumpkin art piece. This one is super simple to create and only requires a few colors of paint and some clear glass and resin. This is the perfect fall project and would match any home's decor this season!

Start by painting your canvas with two coats of Anita's Black. Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place white tracing paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin onto your canvas with a stylus.

Next, let's paint! I am using white, Oyster White, Storm Gray, and Cableknit Gray. I'm going to start with the Oyster White and paint each section separately, letting a little bit of the black show through between each section. 

While that dries, I'm going to add the first coat to the stem. I am using Raw Umber. 

Next, I am going to add another coat of Oyster White to my pumpkin and add some light gray and dark gray shadows and highlights on each pumpkin section. 

Next, add another...

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Pink Pumpkin On Tin

fall pumpkin Aug 23, 2023

We are using a very different surface to create some art today! I am using a 10x14 piece of old rusted sheet metal and we will be painting a pink pumpkin, adding a glass stem, and sprinkling lots of seed beads. This project is perfect for the fall season and would look great as part of your rustic autumn decor!

First, I sketched a pumpkin onto my tin using a piece of chalk. I am going to start by painting my pumpkin with Poodleskirt Pink and white paint. Do not fully cover the surface because we will be adding more paint for shading and highlighting. Dry with a heat tool.

I will add some more Poodleskirt Pink and layer on some Dragonfruit (darker pink) and white as well. I'll use my brush to blend the colors together. Dry with a heat tool.

I'm going to fill in any spots with more paint here and there. I'll also take my paintbrush in the white, tap off excess paint, and just lightly drag it down my pumpkin to create some light texture. I'll do the same with my dark pink. ...

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Stenciled Pumpkin 🎃

fall pumpkin Oct 26, 2022

I love making pumpkins, and this is a super fun one with lots of glass, seed beads, and stenciling! I'm making this on a 10x10 canvas and I will show you exactly how I made this stenciled pumpkin that is perfect for the fall season. 

First, paint your background with white paint and add a little bit of Hauser Light Green. Try to focus your color on the upper portion of your canvas since your pumpkin will be towards the bottom.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkins with a stylus onto the canvas. 

I'm going to use Spiced Pumpkin, Toasted Terracotta, and Gilded Oak to paint my pumpkin. I'm going to paint each pumpkin section. I will start with the Spiced Pumpkin and add highlighting and definition with the other colors. I'm also painting the stem with brown, green, and white paint. I'm also painting a green leaf with light green, dark green, and white. Let dry.

Now, we are going to stencil. I have this...

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