Fall is here!!! It is time for everything pumpkin :)
I have hosted several pumpkin painting parties over the past few years, they are always a big hit!! This is something fun that you can do with your family, a fall birthday party, or even for a group of friends!
There is not a wrong way to paint a pumpkin, but here are some tips to make it a little easier.
Pumpkins- any size will work, make sure they are flat on the bottom and don't fall over :)
Acrylic Paint (Apple Barrel, Craftsmart, Folk Art) Any inexpensive acrylic paint will work. Chalk Paint also works well for a matte finish.
Paint Brushes, a few different sizes
Put your table covers down first, you might want to tape the cloths or paper down if you are painting outside. Set up a paint station where everyone can pick out their paints. If you have a large group, you might get several small bottles of paint and set them around on the tables so they can get their own paint.
Lay paint brushes and foam brushes around on the tables so they can choose their brush. Give everyone a water cup to rinse brushes and a paint plate. If it is windy, you might want to use mason jars for water or a heavier plate. If it is windy, the plates will blow away, I learned this the hard way :)
I typically just let everyone do their own design and create on their own. Here are a few tips!
-The foam brushes are best for painting large areas.
-Stencils work great for pumpkins
-Let the paint dry between coats, it makes it much easier to paint over a background color. If you are painting with kids, you might plan a game or snack in between to keep them busy.
-You can offer painters tape or round foam brushes for lines and polka dots, this might be best with adults.
-Once everyone is finished painting, make sure you take the paint plates right away or you will have paint everywhere!
-Let them dry and everyone can take them home. Bring some old newspapers, these work great to put under the pumpkins in the car.
Have fun with it!! You could also offer fall themed snacks or games, it is your party!!
If you have questions, let me know! I would love to see your pumpkin pictures!!
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I am sure some of you are wondering what all of this paint at home stuff is all about??? After painting with all of you for almost 6 years (how has it been that long??), I have found that a lot of you are taking some of my tips and instruction and started painting at home. YAY!! So I started creating some videos for you to paint with me at home!! I am also working on something BIG! Soon you will be able to sign up for my monthly paint group where you can join me and others to paint 2 full paintings a month!! If you want more information, just click HERE and drop me your email :)
See what it is all about, paint the Love Birds with me!! Watch the video HERE
11x14 Stretched canvas, but you can use anything!
Apple Barrel Black, White, and Turquoise paint
Folk Art Gold Paint
Brushes- any type will work. 3/4 inch flat, 1/2 inch flat and a small round brush
I am so excited to bring something NEW to all of my lovely artsy friends! You will soon see online paint parties on the Paint and Party site!! You will be able to download the video and paint any time you would like! All you need to do is purchase supplies, which I will make super easy! I will give you links to all of my favorite supplies! See a few of the videos HERE
This is a great option for those of you that can't make it to one of my parties or maybe you just love painting and want to paint more at home! I am so excited about this new venture, and I hope you are too! I will still be doing in person parties, so don't worry, I will still be around!!
I would love to hear suggestions on paintings you would like to see!! I am always open to new ideas!
I hope to paint with you all soon,