Thursday, 30 October 2014

DIY Tutorial: Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Without Carving!

 It's that time of year again! Costumes are dug out, sweets are stocked up on and Pumpkins are carved. If you're like me though, carving Pumpkins is messy and if I'm honest I would rather not stick my hand in a giant vegetable! However I had a Pumpkin left over from school and it seemed a little sad just sitting there so I decided to decorate it! If you need a last minute decoration or don't like carving either then follow along below! 

What you will need:

1. A Pumpkin
2. Gold paint
3. A paint palette or board
4. Brushes
5. Sharpie or other permanent marker pen

 Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette and start painting from the top outwards. Make sure you cover the stalk completely and then work your way down the sides. I decided to stop half way down but you might want to do the whole thing.

Decide what text you want on the front of your Pumpkin, I have gone with 'Happy Halloween'. Start of by parking lightly in pencil where you want your text to be (It might not show up very well but in good light you will be able to see it!) Then go over it in a basic black line.

I am always jealous of those people who either have beautiful script handwriting or who are good at Typography. But I have learnt a way to cheat! Once you have your basic line you go over it again and basically add bits on to make it thicker. There's no real science here but I recommend looking at a few pictures to show you were you would usually 'thicken' letters up.

All that's left is to colour in all of your lines and shapes until you have solid black lettering.

And there you have it! A simple, no mess, no frills Pumpkin that still has a little bit of shimmer to it! 

Happy Halloween everyone!

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