The past few years I have labored in my pumpkin carving: scooping out the insides, sorting through seeds, almost cutting myself with sharp knives...only to have the squirrels eat my design or the inside to rot and mold within a week.
This year, I wanted to enjoy my pumpkin. Inspired by a few of my favorite blogs: Perfectly Imperfect by Shaunna and The Lettered Cottage by Layla, I decided to paint my pumpkin.
I was already painting a side table and a lamp (those reveals later) so it was no trouble to slap a few extra coats of chalk paint on my lovely little orange pumpkin.
|Layer 1: Chateau Grey, Layer 2: Louie Blue, Layer 3: Old Ochre (basically I just used the cans I already had open and layered the colors)|
|Is there anything that Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint can't do?!|
I'm not really into scary jack o' lanterns or weird designs. I don't decorate for Halloween per se, but more for FALL. So...I decided an owl would be perfect.
I traced the design on my pumpkin with a pencil and then filled it in with black acrylic paint. I freehanded a branch for the little owl so he would have a perch.
Kern wanted to draw the face and body on the owl. He used a white paint pen.
The final touch was a crescent moon...what would a fall art scheme be without one?
Have you carved or painted a pumpkin this fall?