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Fluid Art | Pour Pumpkins

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Fluid Art | Pour Pumpkins
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Fluid Art | Pour Pumpkins

designed by Crimson Duvall

DecoArt Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylic™ paint makes it easy to create your own paint pour pumpkins. Drip it, flow it, and enjoy the magic of this fun artform.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Cactus Flower (DA384)
  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • Eucalyptus Leaf (DA387)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • Bronze (DPM06)

DecoArt® Fluid Art Ready to Pour™

  • Fluid Art Grvy Gold 4PK (DASK656-B)
  • Fluid Art Sthnature 4PK (DASK659-B)
  • Fluid Art Sunkissed 4PK (DASK658-B)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® High-Gloss Varnish (DS128)

Other supplies

  • assorted pumpkins (foam/plastic/real 10", 6", 4" or any size)
  • disposable gloves
  • disposable cups (small and large)
  • makeup sponge
  • 1" flat brush
  • grate (optional)
  • plastic tub or tray (to catch excess paint drips)
  • Americana Gloss Enamels Basic Brush Set

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: TIP: Protect your work surface by working with a grate set over a plastic tub or tray to catch the excess paint drips.

  1. Find three (or more) various sizes of pumpkins. This project can be done on foam, plastic, or real pumpkins.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Basecoat each pumpkin with an Americana Acrylic color, using a 1" flat brush. I used Eucalyptus Leaf, Cactus Flower, and Desert Turquoise. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat, if needed, and allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a makeup sponge, apply the first coat of Bronze Extreme Sheen onto each pumpkin stem. Allow to dry. Using a soft flat brush, paint a second coat of Bronze onto each stem. Allow to dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the Soothing Nature Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylic Pack for the Cactus Flower–painted pumpkin. Set the pumpkin on a large disposable cup to allow excess paint to drip off.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Pour a layer of each color into a small disposable cup tilted to the side. Pictured here in order are: Cay Green, Dusty Aqua, Ivory, Cay Green, and Deep Teal. Start with about 1 oz. of each color. You can always pour multiple cups if needed.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Pour the cup of paint around the top of the Cactus Flower pumpkin, moving outward as you pour. Allow to dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the Sunkissed Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylic Pack for the Eucalyptus Leaf–painted pumpkin. Set the pumpkin on a large disposable cup to allow excess paint to drip off.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Pour a layer of each color: Ivory, Smokey Pink, Golden Yellow, and Sienna into a small disposable cup tilted to the side.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Pour the cup of paint around the top of the green pumpkin. Allow to dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use the Groovy Gold Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylic Pack for the Desert Turquoise–painted pumpkin. Set the pumpkin on a large disposable cup to allow excess paint to drip off.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Pour a layer of each color: Fuchsia, Gold Metallic, Coral, and Pink into a small disposable cup tilted to the side.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Pour the cup of paint around the top of the blue pumpkin. Allow to dry.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Optional: Paint on Dura-Clear Gloss Varnish using a 1" flat brush. This will add an extra layer of protection should you want to display the pumpkins with your outdoor fall decor.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Paint pour a variety of different sizes of pumpkins with any Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour color packs. You're guaranteed that no two will be alike.
    Step 13 Example