I was in my local craft store and saw these plastic pumpkins on sale. They were the perfect size to display in my tiered tray stand, but I did not like the colors. I decided to layer on paint to give them a rich custom look. Just like how I dry brushed my chairs in a previous post, I applied the paint in layers.
First I painted the pumpkins with a dark grey tinted primer. You could spray on a primer if you wanted.
I dry brushed a layer of cream latex paint, letting some of the grey paint peek through. Remember to wipe off excess paint from the brush with a paper napkin.
Then I applied a layer of a warm grey.
Adding a dry brushed layer of a metallic paint really gave the pumpkins that custom 'designer' look.
For the finishing touch, I painted a layer of a warm brown glaze on the pumpkins. After the glaze dried overnight, I sprayed the pumpkins with an acrylic satin sealant.
Now the pumpkins are in my booth at The BLVD displayed in my tiered wood tray. I added peat moss, green moss, a couple deer antlers and my vintage brass deer to complete the look.
Till next time!