I've had a crush on those pretty blue-green heirloom pumpkins for some time now. After finishing my lanterns hand crafted by Natalie from Crafts 2 You, I knew I needed some of those perfectly colored pumpkins to display in them! Nothing will ever beat the real deal live pumpkins. Nothing. haha! But I think I found a pretty close second! Let me share how you too can create these easy painted heirloom pumpkins...
I first found pumpkins that stacked nicely, and that fit my lanterns. I didn't care about the color (obviously) haha! Just the shape and size.
took me a few tries. But I think I got it pretty close to the real thing. From top to bottom of my stacked pumpkins, here are the colors I used:
"Warm White" Americana acrylic paint.
For the second pumpkin, I wanted it more of a blueish gray, to contrast with the heirloom pumpkin. I first mixed equal parts of the "Sea Foam" and the "Drizzle Grey" and covered the whole pumpkin with that. It was still a bit too blue for me, so I lightly went over it with the "Dove Grey" on top, making sure to let the blue still peak through in some spots.
I haven't officially started decorating for fall yet, but of course I had to style these real quick to show you the final product: ;)
Americana Acrylic Paints: Warm White, Dove Grey, Sea Glass
Delta Ceramcoat Paints: Drizzle Grey, Sea Foam, Mudstone
Folk Art acrylic paint: Barn Wood