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Bats in A Frame Crackled Pumpkin

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Bats in A Frame Crackled Pumpkin
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Bats in A Frame Crackled Pumpkin

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Combine spooky with spectacular in this black and white pumpkin with crackling and flying bats.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Specialty Products

  • Crackle Medium (ADM08)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • pen
  • #1 round brush
  • medium foam pumpkin (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Remove the tags from the foam pumpkin. (Or use a real pumpkin.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Relic to basecoat the entire pumpkin. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the same brush and Crackle Medium to apply over the entire pumpkin except for the stem. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Lace to quickly paint over the whole pumpkin except for the stem. Rinse brush. (The crackling will happen immediately; that's why it is important to be quick.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Enlarge the pattern to fit the pumpkin. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern onto the front center of the pumpkin.
  6. Use a #1 round brush and Relic to paint the oval and swirl border. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the same brush and Carbon to fill in the bats. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the same brush and Yesteryear to paint inside the framed area. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use the same #1 round brush and Everlasting to fill in the middle section around the bats. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Once completely dry, use a 3/4" flat brush and Ultra-Matte Varnish to seal the entire pumpkin. Rinse brush.
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