Textured Couture Crust Pumpkins

Textured Couture Crust Pumpkins will fit in with both Halloween and Thanksgiving Decor.  I love to make pumpkins this time of year.  I made these pumpkins with Arctic White & Angel Eyes Paint Couture, Brilliant White Metallic, Weathered Wood Glaze and German Glass Glitter.

Couture Pumpkins
Couture Pumpkins

After making these, I was inspired from some mini pumpkins I saw at Michaels

Mini Pumpkins from Michaels
Mini Pumpkins from Michaels

I love the texture and the colors!  So, I thought of a way to create some.

Next I looked for a pumpkin around the studio.  I found a dollar store pumpkin I had painted in a bright purple metallic paint, that would work.

Metallic Painted Purple Pumpkin
Metallic Painted Purple Pumpkin

I dipped into Couture Crust, an acrylic texturing plaster, an rubbed it all over my gloved hands.

Couture Crust on my hands
Couture Crust on my hands

Here comes the fun, better than finger painting, and the kids can do this too, because Couture Crust is water based and cleans up easily with soap and water!

Applying Couture Crust to Pumpkin
Applying Couture Crust to Pumpkin

Wrap your hands around the pumpkin and apply the Couture Crust, easy!  It does not matter what color the pumpkin is, you can cover it with Couture Crust!

Pumpkin Covered with Couture Crust
Pumpkin Covered with Couture Crust

All covered up, now I let it dry.

Next, the paint colors. I chose Abundance, Spanish Sunrise and Vintage Flair Paint Couture to paint my pumpkin.

Abundance, Spanish Sunrise & Vintage Fair Paint Couture Colors
Abundance, Spanish Sunrise & Vintage Fair Paint Couture Colors
Painting with Vintage Flair Paint Couture
Painting with Vintage Flair Paint Couture
Adding some Abundance Paint Couture
Adding some Abundance Paint Couture
Dry Brushed Spanish Sunrise Paint Couture
Dry Brushed Spanish Sunrise Paint Couture

When you dry brush dip the tip of your brush into the paint.  Then rub some paint off of the brush onto cardboard, this makes it a “dry brush”, now lightly apply to the raised crusty areas of the pumpkin, just a little highlight is all you need!

One more step, the stem.  First I used Madagascar Mocha Paint Couture, but it was not dark enough, you can skip that step.  I  thought that Van Dyke Brown Glaze Couture would work better, so I brushed it on the stem.

The Couture Crust painted Pumpkin
The Couture Crust painted Pumpkin

I hope I inspired you!  What will you make?

You can find Retailers who carry these products from The Couture Collection! at http://www.paintcouture.com

Happy painting!

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