Paint pouring is an easy technique that delivers impressive results. I first saw this craft trend used on canvas to create contemporary abstract works of art. When I realized you could use the thinned paint to cover more than just wall décor, it was game on.
The idea of covering pumpkins in an array of spooky colors sounded perfect. The dripping paint gives these DIY marble pumpkins just the right amount of creepy!
This project would be really fun for kids or a girls’ night. Let yourself loose and let the paint do the work. It’s fun to see how each pumpkin turns out unique; no two will be the same! Let’s get to making!
Supplies for DIY marble pumpkins
Paint pour medium
Acrylic paint (avoid heavy body acrylics)
Disposable baking tins
Something to stir the paint with
Step one: To each plastic cup add 3 ounces of paint, then add one ounce of medium. Stir until combined.
Step two: To protect your surface (this is messy), place the pumpkins in a tin. Then gradually begin pouring paint. Less is more at first, until you get a feel for the technique. I started with the black then layered with the lighter colors. Then I would add more black and continue the process until I was happy with the results.
Step three: Move the damp pumpkins to a non-stick surface (such as a clean tin or a plastic tablecloth) and let them dry overnight.
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