Inspired by this photo from Martha Stewart Living, I was determined to find a light-colored pumpkin to paint a wood grain texture. The beetle and spider web ones are pretty cool, too but I was really attracted to the graphic nature of the wood grain.
|Photo from MS Living|
So I picked out a pumpkin that was dying to be painted. Here's a progress shot.
I used black craft paint. I just started at the stem and made my way down to the underside, painting wiggly, irregular lines and knotholes.
And here it is all finished, paired with some of the pumpkins from the patch! You may be able to see a little bit of shimmer in there because I added gold stripe accents to the black design. I also painted the stem gold! I'm hoping this pumpkin lasts until Thanksgiving.
Today is also Dia de los Muertos! I have a fun little project to share with you later.