by Karen Ellis
Happy Tuesday everyone! And Happy Halloween!
Although the days of dressing up and going out trick-or-treating are over in my house, Halloween is still a favourite time of year. I personally love seeing what the kids are dressing up as each year and marvel at all the creativity that put their “looks” together. Same is true for all the decorations!
This year I opted to do something a little different. Instead of carving my pumpkins, I painted them and thought I’d share that here with you today.
Here are two pumpkins that I decorated in my studio last week:
Just like carving, you can be as elaborate as you like, but I opted to use some Crafter’s Workshop stencils (including my own Whimsical Vines template) to do the job. Super Easy.
Simply paint your pumpkin with some acrylic paint (I used my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints), let that dry completely and then sponge over the stencils with another colour of acrylic paint to embellish it.
On the white pumpkin: I used my Faber Castell Pitt Pen (a sharpie would work too) to create the black spiderweb lines and then glued some fun spiders from the dollar store on it.
On the purple pumpkin: I doodled with a lilac coloured Viva Decor Pearl Pen to give it a little extra dimension. Love that!
Have fun, stay safe and have a “fang”tastic Halloween!
You can see more of Karen’s work on her blog, The Art House Studio.