While on Facebook recently I noticed the announcement of Plaid's 3rd Annual Trick your Pumkin contest and decided to enter.
I started out with a $2.50 pumpkin from the discount section of Target and since it had specifically marked sections I wanted to create a pattern. I drew a swirl pattern on every other section of the pumpkin with Martha Stewart Craft Fine Tip Top and Paint in Wedding Cake, then let it dry completely.
I decided that I wanted a metallic finish, so I grabbed my bottle of Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Pure Platinum. I was not sure how well the paint would cover the plastic pumpkin, but it was completed covered in 2 coats and dried quickly!
To finish my pumpkin I rubbed on a coat of Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Beetle Black with a damp paper towel, then rubbed off the excess and was left with a faux metal finish! You can add additional layers of black paint for a more distressed finish. I applied 2 layers on my pumpkin below.
I want to try this finish on more pumpkins with different patterns and metallic finishes!
Thanks for stopping by! - Beth