Hand Painted Chinoiserie Pumpkins Perfect For Fall
Lately I have been loving the chinoiserie look. In my previous post I designed a holiday Christmas stocking from this amazing fabric from Spoonflower. I thought it be fun to paint some floral designs on white pumpkins for my mantel. I an not big into traditional pumpkins colors so I thought white pumpkins would be perfect for my mantel.
Multi Surface Paint/Oil Based Extra Fine Blue Sharpie Pen/#3 Artist Brush/White Pumpkins/Spray Paint/Ribbon
If the pumpkins are more yellowish than white you can spray paint them white.
With a pencil I first drew some floral designs on the pumpkins. I used a patterns of a florals I found. You can copy anything that is chinoiserie. I kept mine simple since its all hand painted and I didn’t want to mess up. Practice makes perfect. Start on one side of the pumpkin and create a series of three 5 petal flowers. Connect the flowers with a stem. Add little leaves to the bottom of the stems. Repeat the same design on the other side. Depending of the size of pumpkin will determine how many flowers to draw. For the smaller pumpkins I designed less flowers.
Take the sharpie and go over the images carefully. Take you time and make sure you have good light. the best size sharpie would be a extra fine point.
Painting the flowers with paint. Put a little paint into a old dish. Dab the #3 brush into the paint and lightly apply the paint on the petals and leaves. Don’t use to much paint.
Let the pumpkins dry for a few hours before you make the same design on the other side.
Once they are all painted let dry for a few hours before adding them to the manel.
I love how my hand painted chinoiserie pumpkins turned out, not bad for my first try! Next I’m going to try my hand on ornaments.