Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. crafted three pumpkins with distinct styles just for you. This second pumpkin has a whimsical metallic harlequin design that casts a hauntingly fun spell. We think it’s boo-tiful!
- One faux pumpkin from any craft store
- Black Pearl Metallic Paint
- Sashay Red Metallic Paint
- Harlequin Furniture Halloween Stencil from Royal Design Studio
- Stencil Brush
- 2″ Brush
- Decorative beads from any craft store
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Painters Tape, Rags and Small Containers
Using a 2″ brush, prime the pumpkin completely with a bonding acrylic primer. Once dry, paint the pumpkin and the stem with several coats of Black Pearl Metallic Paint until you have opaque coverage. Let dry.
Position the stencil on the pumpkin in a pleasing fashion. Use delicate painters tape to attach the bottom and top of the stencil to the pumpkin. Dip the stencil brush in the Sashay Red Metallic Paint and dab onto a paper towel to remove excess paint. The stencil brush should be mostly dry with no dripping paint on it as this will keep the Sashay Red Metallic Paint from seeping under the stencil. Next, stencil on the Sashay Red using a pouncing or stippling motion, pressing the stencil against the surface as you move down the surface. Let dry. Be sure to paint the stem the same Sashay Red for a punch of contrast!
Using the hot glue gun and glue sticks, place a small bead of glue (about the size of a pencil eraser) in the recess of the pumpkin. Apply the bead while the glue is still hot and hold until it holds itself. Continue the process within every recess until complete. Voilá!
The Studded Harlequin Pumpkin Halloween DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.