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How do you make a plastic pumpkin look real?
Last Updated: 27th March, 2020
- Start with your plastic pumpkin.
- Find some "burnt umber" acrylic paint and dilute it.
- After watering down the paint, brush it onto the pumpkin.
- Gently wipe up and down over the paint to create the smudged, authentic look of the pumpkin.
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Thereof, what kind of paint do you use on plastic pumpkins?
Plastic pumpkins (You could use real pumpkins, too!) Spray paint (I used Krylon Matte White and Krylon Gray Primer. The links attached are not the exact paints, but close. Frankly, any white or gray paint would work well, just be sure to get a matte finish if you want them to look similar to mine).
Secondly, how do I paint a pumpkin? Part 1 Prepare to Paint Your Pumpkin
- Choose your pumpkin. A good pumpkin for painting has a smooth, even surface with no bruises, scratches, or blemishes.
- Clean and dry your pumpkin. Gently remove any dirt or grime using a dampened paper towel or a baby wipe.
- Choose a design.
- Apply a sealer (optional).
Also, can you paint fake pumpkins?
You CAN paint real pumpkins using chalk, acrylic, or latex paint. I wanted Baby Boo pumpkins for my fall home tour, and at the time they were nowhere to be found. I was able to find orange Jack-Be-Littles so painted them white using Folk Art's Vintage White acrylic paint. It's the perfect shade for white pumpkins!
How do you make paper mache pumpkin balloons?
Tear the newsprint into approximately 1-by-4-inch strips. Dip the strips into the flour mixture and smooth them onto the balloon. Repeat until the entire surface is covered, leaving a small hole on the opposite side of the balloon knot (this will be the bottom of the pumpkin). Add a second layer of paper mache.