Halloween DIY: Metallic Crackle Pumpkin

Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. crafted three pumpkins with distinct style just for you. This first pumpkin is created full of crackles and fissures with an elegant, shimmery spin. Don’t let this DIY slip through the cracks!

Metallic Crackled Pumpking | Halloween Decor and DIY Ideas | How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

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Metallic Crackle Pumpkin Halloween DIY | Supplies | Modern Masters Matte Metallic Paint and Crackle for Latex | How to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Metallic Crackle Pumpkin Halloween DIY | Applying the Crackle size | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Halloween Pumpkin Ideas and Inspiration

Using a damp sea sponge that has wrung out, dab on two medium to heavy layers of Crackle for Latex Paint onto the black pumpkin, leaving some of the recessed areas of the pumpkin untouched. Start first with the top half and do the bottom next. Let dry 30 minutes between layers.

Matte Metallic Crackle Pumpkins | Halloween Decor Ideas | DIY Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc | Modern Masters

Halloween Metallic Crackle Pumpkin | Halloween DIY Decor | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

When the second layer is dry, apply a heavy layer of the Platinum/Silver Matte Metallic Paint to the bottom half of the surface where the Crackle for Latex Paint has been applied. Let completely dry, about 2 hours.

Halloween Pumpkins with Metallics and Crackles! DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Matte Metallic Crackle Close-up on Halloween Pumpkin | DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Repeat the previous step on the top half of the pumpkin, meeting and blending in at the middle point. Wait a few hours to see the final crackle and you are done!

Metallic Crackle Pumpkin | Halloween DIY Decor Ideas | How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

DIY Metallic Halloween Pumpkins | Projects and How-to Tutorials by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Here’s a shot of the three Halloween Metallic Pumpkin DIYs. Head to the Studded Harlequin Pumpkin How-to if you love the look and the Chained Pumpkin DIY to grab the other two how-to recipes!

The Metallic Crackle 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.

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