I’m really diggin’ the black and white buffalo check look for Fall!! Let’s be honest, I dig it all year round, but the Buffalo Check mixed with traditional Fall colors, is my jam this season.
How many of you have these orange fall pumpkins? I found mine at a thrift store a few years back, and decided this year they would get a full make over!
If you do this, make sure your pumpkins are good and clean before painting.
I used folkart chalkboard paint from Walmart as my base color. (Black Chalk Paint will definitely do the trick I just didn’t have any black to mix up).
One smooth even base coat is all you need of the black.
Let it completely dry, and then take another brush and very lightly dip it into your white paint. (I used apple barrel bright white) from Walmart. Make sure you have a very dry brush. Start at the top of the pumpkin and make a quick single pass from top to bottom with the brush.
Do this until you feel like you love the coverage of the white. (NOTE: in some areas your black paint may re activate and turn gray with the white. This adds to the depth of this piece)
Next, take the black paint and with a very dry brush do the same thing you did with the white.
Keep repeating the process with the white and black paint until you are happy with the look!
The large pumpkin, I went lighter with the black. The small pumpkin, I went heavier with the black. I darkened both stems using the black paint. Y’ALL you CANNOT mess this up. Just grab your brush and have some fun! It is just paint, and it can be fixed if you hate it!
I painted the small pumpkin live on facebook. Check that video out if you want a step by step tutorial.
I love how these guys turned out, and they look amazing with “Clairee” the buffalo check bead set we have available in our store.
If you love these black and white beauties as much as we do, can you do us a little favor and.
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