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DIY Marquee Light Pumpkin

Add FolkArt Crackle Finish to a marquee lamp to create a distressed look.

At a Glance:

#6122 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pumpkin, 2 oz. - 225

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz. - 479

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 8 oz. - 696

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz. - CS11201

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Marquee light pumpkin, Paintbrush


  1. Paint the inside section of the marquee light with Pure Black. Dry for two hours.
  2. Apply a coat of FolkArt Crackle Medium over the Pure Black paint. Allow to dry for four hours.
  3. Painting in one direction, apply the Pumpkin paint over the Crackle Medium. Make sure you don’t paint over the crackled areas.  Allow to dry for two hours.
  4. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge Gloss to give the lamp a shiny and durable finish.
  • PROJECT TIP: Antique it more by dry brushing brown paint to the edges and raised areas.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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