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Metal Carriage with Pumpkin Wheels

Craft Twinkles®

Metal Carriage with Pumpkin Wheels
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Metal Carriage with Pumpkin Wheels

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Perform some Autumn magic on a votive candleholder with Craft Twinkles® and Americana Acrylics!

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Marigold (DA194)
  • Slate Grey (DAO68)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Gold (DCT3)
  • Orange (DCT13)
  • Silver (DCT2)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (or rags)
  • craft glue
  • fan brush
  • rhinestones
  • wooden dowel rods (2)
  • faux pumpkins (Michaels)
  • metal pumpkin candle votive (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Some steps may require several coats. Allow to dry between steps.

  1. Paint the raw surface of the pumpkin votive with Orange. (A fan brush is an ideal brush for glitter.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Apply Gold to the entire pumpkin votive.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply Spicy Mustard to the bottom half of the pumpkins be used for wheels.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint Slate Grey on the top halves of the pumpkins.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Pop the stem out of the pumpkins and stick the dowel rod through the hole in each one to ensure a good fit.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the dowel rod to help hold the pumpkin and blend the Slate Grey up to the center of the pumpkin, creating a sunburst effect.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Blend the Spicy Mustard back over the Slate Grey, creating a slight ombre. (Don't worry if this color becomes muddy, it will be covered in glitter.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint Silver over the Slate Grey area and slightly into the Spicy Mustard sunburst.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Paint Gold over the Spicy Mustard sunburst, blending outward.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Glue rhinestones to the center of each sunburst. Paint the dowel rods in Lamp Black and attach a pumpkin at the end of each one, fitting through the slits in the metal pumpkin to create a carriage. (You may need to cut the dowel rods down to fit.)
    Step 9 Example