These days, I can't seem to get enough of candy corn! You may have seen one of my other candy corn projects...the vases, the wreath, button pumpkin, or even the onesie. I just love orange and yellow in general, so that explains my fascination with the motif.
Fun random fact: As a child I would always press the candy corn on the plate or table and flatten out the white part of the candy before I would eat it. I know that isn't THAT fascinating, but I do recall liking to eat them as a 3 or 4 year old. So I guess you can say that's where this all began...
Here's what you need to get started:
– White pumpkin (real or faux)
– Tulip Slick paint in orange and yellow
– Painter's tape
Using the masking tape, make your chevron stripes and press firmly in place. I eyeballed mine, but you may want to be a little more accurate by using a ruler and cut pieces of tape. I tried to make the stripes at a 90 degree angle, each about 1" tall/wide.
Test out your Tulip slick on a piece of paper to get all the air bubbles out. Now do quick squiggles back and forth on the first chevron stripe. It's ok if you go over the tape. There will be a fine edge when the tape is removed.
You may prefer to do just half of you design during one part of the day to let it dry, then return to it later in the day to do the other side. It can get tricky to hold if you do all at one time.
Next use the Yellow Tulip Slick and do the bottom chevron stripe.
While my paint was still wet, I carefully removed it to reveal a clean, raised paint design! Let dry completely!
I love the dimensional look this paint gives to this project. It adds a nice pop of color and texture to the pumpkin!
It looks so cute bunched together with my other pumpkins...
...and my candy corn bottles. I really hope no one steals them off my front stoop!
Until next time Swellions!