Happy Halloween, Folks!
I hope everyone has had a fun + festive Halloween thus far and that you have a fun time out trick-o-treatin' if thats what your plans are for the evening. BUT if you are like me (an old fart) maybe you're staying in watching scary movies, reading tarrot cards and painting pumpkins! (Now, thats my kinda night!)
Today I have teamed up with the Royal Brush to create some Pretty Painted Pumpkins in my signature colorful style.
Painting pumpkins is a great alternative to carving pumpkins. Working with kids for so many years I learned that some kids aren't as into carving pumpkins as you'd think they would be.
If you have ever carved a pumpkin before, then you know how hard, frustrating and messy it can quickly become. So If you find yourself in the category of people who would rather not deal with the hassle- I suggest investing into some acrylic paints and get to paintin'!
You still have got to be careful with your mess, as acrylics paints are permeant (you don't want it to wash off your pumpkin!) so don't go slinging paint everywhere :P
I suggest first priming your pumpkin with white paint. This will help (1.) the paint stick to the pumpkin better and (2.) make all the colors you use really POP!
After you prime your pumpkin, let it dry in between layers before you start your next layer of paint.
You can choose to paint faces on your pumpkin, decorate them as characters or like myself, just play with the paints/colors and have fun making your mark on the world (err...pumpkin)!
[full disclaimer : I am an ambassador for The Royal Brush brand- but have used their products for years, even back in my teaching days in my classroom. I would never write about//endorse brands + products I don't genuinely stand by].
Paint with me :
D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
Currently on the Gram :