Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Hello folks!

Long time no write on blog! I don’t know if I should be sad or happy about it. Sad because I have so much to write about but “life” took over and blogging had to take a back seat for about a month. Happy because I was able to enjoy the break even in the midst of more pressing responsibilities. Aaah, life… Why can’t it be all about play? 🙂

Anywho, I had these awesome pumpkins** painted and ready to go about a month ago. They were all orange when I received them. I’ll skip the step-by-step how-to’s. But I’ve included some of the in-process shots at the bottom. First, here are some pictures of the finished products. Enjoy!

**I received the pumpkins and acrylic paints from Oriental Trading Company for this review. All opinions are my own.

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I LOooooOOooooove~ these china from Lenox!! It’s the French Perle collection.
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Here are the some of the before shots. Sorry, these were taken with my point and shoot so the quality isn’t great.
Painted pumpkins

The pumpkins were painted with white acrylic paint first, then I added a layer of “Fine Crackle Effect” medium by Martha Stewart. I may have put it on too generously. You can see it dripping on the pumpkins. Please learn from my mistake. 😉 For the white paint, I mixed plain white with some cream colored paint to make it an off-white for a more natural look.
Pumpkins painted with white acrylic paint

Here’s a close-up of the fine crackle effect.
Fine Crackle white pumpkin

And lastly, some of the paint colors I chose from the Martha Stewart’s Pearl and Metallic acrylic paint collection. I did end up going to Michael’s a couple of times to get more acrylic paint (of different colors.) I didn’t take photos for the coloring part but you can see in the final products above of the variation I made. ‘Tis was lots of fun!
Martha Stewart pearl metallic acrylic paint

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