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Making Your plastic pumpkins look real!

Do your plastic pumpkins look really, really fake? Well, thought I would write a quick post to tell you how to fix this problem in just a few minutes!
All you need is some antiquing gel, also called antiquing paint from the acrylic paint section. My standby is "burnt umber".
Pour some of the burnt umber paint onto a paper plate. Add a little water and mix. Next, using a brush, add your paint to a small section of your pumpkin. Then take a dry paper towel and rub up and down your pumpkin gently. This will leave the paint in the crevices of the pumpkin. Continue this technique all the way around your pumpkin.
Once you are finished, let it dry completely. Then spray with a sealer. That is it! It makes a world of difference! Happy Fall!

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Ask the creator about this project

  • Z
    on Sep 19, 2012

    Wow Jennifer that makes quite a difference. And it's so simple! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jeanette freeze
    Jeanette freeze Purdy, MO
    on Sep 19, 2012

    yes very simple ty for sharing

  • Jennifer Decorates
    Jennifer Decorates Murfreesboro, TN
    on Sep 19, 2012

    You guys are welcome! Happy Fall!

  • Deborah S
    Deborah S Ossineke, MI
    on Sep 21, 2012

    Brilliant! I love the way it turned out.

  • Donna R
    Donna R Lumberton, TX
    on Sep 22, 2012

    You know, I've thought of this but have never actually done it. It does look real. Will give it a try. Thanks!

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