|The white on the books was my way of erasing text to preserve my online identity.|
My advice to anyone painting pumpkins is don't use latex paint, it peels. If you do decide to use latex paint, I used black latex for the black victorian cameo pumpkin, then be careful not to rub it against anything else. As a matter of fact it doesn't matter what paint you use cause it comes off easy regardless. I used spray paint on the white and metallic pumpkins and no matter which brand (I used a cheap dollar spray paint for the white pumpkin and Krylon metallic spray paint for the little one) it still chips off easy. So, just be careful about moving them very much. Also, make sure whatever paint you use is matte. I didn't realize that the black and white paints were gloss paints and it made them a little funky looking:) Matte paint would definitely be the best for a project like this, it's easier to hide the flaws of the pumpkins bumpy surface.
|My victorian cameo pumpkin.|
For my Victorian Cameo Pumpkin I downloaded a stencil from a really cool site I just found called, "The Graphics Fairy". It's such an awesome site, she has tons of amazing vintage graphics you can print out for free! I printed out a silhouette and then cut it out and used stick pins to pin it to my pumpkins. I got inspiration for this pumpkin and the Jack Skellington Pumpkin (below) from HGTV.
Anyhow, after stick pinning the silhouette to the pumpkin I stick pinned some black ruffles around the white edge to give a nice even finish and pinned a white ribbon to the bottom.
For my Jack Skellington Pumpkin, my husband and I cut out felt and hot glued it on for the mouth (see below). And that's it guys! What type of pumpkins did you do this year? Would you consider painting a pumpkin or are you more of a traditionalist and carve?