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Apple Barrel Pouring Pumpkins

Create fun and funky paint poured pumpkins with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint and Pouring Medium! Craft Halloween icon silhouettes to contrast the bright colors of your pumpkins with these unique designs.

At a Glance:

Project #16191 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 18 Color Set - PROMOABI

Number Needed: 1 $18.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set - 50603E

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Apple Barrel ® Pouring Medium, 16 oz. - 44840E

Number Needed: 1 $12.99
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Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz. - CS11201

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Other Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Faux Pumpkins
  • Non-stick Pan/ Wax Paper
  • Pencil
  • Printer Paper (optional)
  • Push Pins/ Thumbtacks
  • Plastic/ Silicone Cups
  • Craft Sticks/ Disposable Knives or Forks

instructions

 

  1. Mix a 2:1 ratio of Bimini Blue with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium. Make sure the mixture is well combined. Repeat this step with White, Bright Yellow, Jack-o-Lantern, and Fuchsia in separate cups.
  2. Stick your thumbtacks into the back side of one faux pumpkin. Place the thumbtacks at all four corners of your pumpkin so that the pumpkin is level when you place it on its backside.
  3. Pour your Bimini Blue and White mixture onto your pumpkin and swirl it to create a marble pattern. Set it aside and let it dry.
  4. Basecoat your biggest pumpkin with Yellow Flame and let dry.
  5. Pour your Bright Yellow, Jack-o-Lantern, and Fuschia mixture onto your non-stick pan. Swirl the paint to create a marble pattern. Pour just enough paint so that it creates a thin coat onto your pan. Set aside and let dry.
  6. Create an ombre effect on a separate faux pumpkin with Bright Magenta and Purple Iris. To do this, paint the top half with Bright Magenta and the bottom half with Purple Iris. While the paint is still wet, start to brush the two colors into each other. Dampen your paint brush with clean water to help with blending if needed. Let dry.
  7. Once your pan of marbled paint (or paint skin) is dry, draw a circle onto the dried paint and cut it out with scissors. Apply Mod Podge to the back side of your circle then adhere it to your Yellow Flame pumpkin. Smooth it out with your fingers and let dry.
  8. Once your blue marbled pumpkin is dry, use your pencil to draw a ghost shape onto the pumpkin then paint your drawing with Black. Tip: print out a ghost shape from your computer then cut out and trace onto your pumpkin.
  9. Repeat step 8 onto your pink and purple ombre pumpkin, but this time with a cat shape.
  10. Draw and paint bat shapes onto your yellow pumpkin with Black and let dry.

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Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.

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