|DecoArt is my favorite brand of paints and I have used them for over 20 years. I added Fabric Painting Medium to my regular acrylics. I am so happy to be a Helping Artist with DecoArt.|
|draw an squished circle...and color it in|
|I turn my surface in all directions when I paint...draw the right "hump" onto the center "hump" and color it in|
|Draw a left "hump" onto the center hump and color it in...that is the shape of your pumpkin!|
IF you absolutely do not wish to paint, you can create these using your favorite medium of choice~~these would look GREAT made with bling~~draw on the pumpkin and glue the rhinestones/sequins/glitter on...
|With the same brush you were using, draw the corner through the brown paint|
|I showed how to shade each section, but if you wish, you can go around the outside edges and then add the two center lines|
|with the edge of your brush that has the brown paint on it, shade the outline of the pumpkin...this is just exactly like taking a pencil/marker and drawing around something, only you are doing it with a brush.|
|add some lines to add some dimension to the painting...you don't have to do this, but I think it adds a lot for such a simple step.|
|using a liner to add the stem and the fancy smansy line, which is easy to do if you go slowly!|
|Pulling your work TOWARD you is so much easier, so again, upside down the pumpkin goes as I add the line work, The stem is simply the dark chocolate.|
|Add Honey Brown to the stem to add a highlight|
|With an old scruffy brush, load some Marigold on the bristles, but wipe almost ALL of the color off...then scrub this in the middle of each section as a highlight.|
Have fun creating...Get family and/or friends to have a craft night or day...it builds friendships and gives you LOTS of laughs...
Do not worry about not being a pro...the only way I know to get better at something is to keep practicing, unless, well, you are a GENIUS and able to create on demand, and in that case, you are one lucky dog!!
Embrace the creativity in YOU...Share what you love to do...and ALWAYS pay kindness forward....Blessings to YOU...~charlotte