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« on: September 18, 2009 11:12:35 PM »

This is a "commissioned" project I did a few years ago. A woman asked me to paint American flags on some pumpkins, and they turned out pretty well. She used them to decorate her porch, and the next year she asked me to do more.



It was a very easy procedure. I scrubbed the pumpkins with a vegetable brush, then transferred the designs using tracing paper and graphite paper. I painted the designs in bottled acrylic paints. When it was dry, I finished with a clear acrylic top coat to help it last longer.

Of course, it's a temporary thing, since the pumpkins will eventually rot. But so much fun! Of course, you could use any design. I think kids would love to see these painted with their favorite characters.

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009 05:10:08 AM »

how cool!!  i know they sell fake/foamy pumpkins that would be great for this!
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009 06:00:10 AM »

Yes!!! If you use the realistic looking fake pumpkins, your art could last longer! They look great!
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009 11:57:23 PM »

these look awesome!!!

ur painting skills are very neat!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009 12:23:12 AM »

Thanks, everyone. Glad you like the project. Yes, using artificial pumpkins would be great -- it would be nice to keep your artwork for more  than a month!
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