October 10, 2012

Chevron Pumpkin

Did you like my pumpkins on Monday? I thought I’d share the tutorial for the chevron-ish one in the back. If you Pinterest, you may have seen this tutorial, but if not, enjoy!

I started by taping my pumpkin with painter’s tape in a zig-zag pattern.

Then, I brushed on gold acrylic paint. I started out using a foam brush, but the paint brush worked a lot better.

It took 3 coats and I let it dry an hour or more between coats, just to make sure it set well.

And, there you have it! I think it’s just terrific and I really like the chevron pattern. I know it’s trendy, but I think it’s classy enough to last in small doses. Real pumpkins are still my fave, but cutesy fake pumpkins are great for indoor use–and!–you can reuse them year after year.

Enjoying the Good Life,

Kendra

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One Comment

  1. Awesome job! I love Chevron. It is totally my favorite pattern right now. I love the gold on the orange pumpkin. Looks fantastic!