Note: Allow to dry between steps.
Preparation: When painting on real pumpkin, make sure it is completely clean and dry. Rinse with water and dry with soft cloth.
1. Prime pumpkin surface by using sponge brush to coat pumpkin with Multi-Purpose Sealer. Let dry.
2. Paint two eyes closely together over stem.
3. Paint stem Tuscan Red.
4. Use #8 flat brush to paint eye pupils Lamp Black.
5. Use #8 flat brush and Sour Apple to paint hair tuft over eyes.
6. Paint Olive Green hair wisps in center of hair tuft.
7. Use liner brush and Snow White to highlight eyes.
8. Use liner brush and Lamp Black to outline eyes and hair and to paint mouth.
9. Use liner brush and Snow White to paint teeth. Outline teeth with Lamp Black.
10. When painted designs are dry, use sponge brush to apply another coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer or mist pumpkin with Americana Matte Spray Sealer.
This pumpkin would not sit up so stem became its nose. Sometimes the best characters for painted pumpkins are those that would otherwise be rejected.
As pumpkins have such a variety of shapes and sizes, I prefer to draw designs or patterns on pumpkins with Sharpie Fine Point Marker before painting.
If you prefer to use pattern pattern, follow these instructions: Trace designs of your choice onto tracing paper. Position pattern on pumpkin. Slide graphite paper under pattern (graphite side down). Use stylus or pen to trace over pattern lines. Press only firmly enough to transfer lines lightly. Pushing too hard may result in punctured pumpkin.