DecoArt® Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pot

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pot

Terra Cotta pots aren't just for planting. Use this one to hold the treats you'll give out to all the ghosts and goblins who dare to come to your door.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Note: Let each coat dry completely before continuing.
  • 2
    Using sponge brush paint entire pot Bright Orange. (Repeat as necessary.) Trace pattern onto tracing paper. Transfer pumpkin section lines only using stylus and transfer paper.
  • 3
    With angular brush and Cadmium Orange, shade down either side of section lines.
  • 4
    Mix Cadmium Orange with small amount of Red. Using same brush, deepen shading on either side of section lines.
  • 5
    Dip dry stencil brush lightly into Marigold. Rub off paint onto paper towel then gently rub a soft highlight down the center of each section.
  • 6
    Repeat same procedure using Cadmium Yellow.
  • 7
    Transfer features and lettering onto pot and rim using pattern and transfer paper.
  • 8
    With #8 flat brush, base teeth and eyes with Cotton Ball; nose, Red; and rest of mouth, Black Tie.
  • 9
    Paint iris portion of eyes with Foliage Green. Pupils are painted Black Tie using round brush.
  • 10
    Using 10/0 liner brush and Black Tie, outline features and lightly paint section lines.
  • 11
    With 10/0 liner brush, add highlights to eyes and nose using Cotton Ball. Highlight dots on pupils are done with end of brush handle or stylus.
  • 12
    Letters are painted using round brush and Foliage Green.
  • 13
    With liner brush, paint thin line on left side of each letter using Black Tie and thin line on right side of each letter using Cotton Ball.
  • 14
    Do not expose pot to moisture for 72 hours after painting.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Foliage Green 104521653
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Primary Red 104106630
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black Tie 104770429
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bright Orange 104106645
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Marigold 104106627
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Sponge Brush Small 104110700
  •  Loew-Cornell® Angular Brush Flat 6 104548678
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Brush Set 4 pc. 104589854
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 8 104118910
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round Size 1 104618704
  • Loew-Cornell® White Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch 4 pc. 104548578
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Liner 10/0 104118917
  •  Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 8 inch 104186529
  •  Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Palette or paper plate
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