(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday!)
- Ceramic Pumpkin
- White spray Paint
- Metallic Silver Spray Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
Start with a ceramic pumpkin and spray paint it white to prime it. I use cheap, $1 paint for this step.
Once it’s dry, spray on metallic silver paint. I used Krylon’s version. Two light coats are plenty.
Next, brush on black crafter’s paint. Don’t worry about being neat, and try to work it into the creases and lines of your pumpkin.
Finally, use a cloth to wipe off the black paint gently. I like to move my cloth in a circular motion so I don’t rub too much paint out of the creases.
If you’re not happy with the way it looks, just wet your washcloth and rub off the black paint to start over. If you rub too much off, just add more paint and try again. You’ll get the hang of it!
Love these, they turned out rally great!
Gorgeous! Found you through KnockOffDecor (love her!) and am now officially a fan of your blog. Thanks SO much for the share! This technique has so many applications it’ll be beautiful for.. not least of which are ornaments and jewelry. Love it!
Hugs & Hope,
rachel of OddModicum
I love what you did and I am a great fan of the dollar store. thanks for sharing your technique. Glad to have found you today.