Turning Those Plastic Pumpkins Into A Look Of Stone Made Easy!

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by Ana illausky
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Here is a fun look of stone that I created to keep cost down on plastic pumpkins that can be found at Walmart. This look can be done to almost anything using spray paints and craft paints. Because of my love for a stone look and not the price, here is a way!
I used spray paints to change the base color. For this one Krylon Paprika satin color was used to tint my pumpkin.
Here is my first pumpkin(larger one from thrift store), base spray painted.Dry.
To make a stone look,Acrylic paints in Grey,Tan/light Brown and a Cream/off White color.
Sea sponge was used for this process, (sea sponge works the best because of its many small spikes for detail). Using your darker color first(Grey) squirt a nickel size amount into a paper plate/or reusable dish.Lightly tap your sea sponge into paints. Use a paper towel to dab off excess.Then randomly tap all over.This does not have to be perfect! For no 2 stones are alike!
It dries quick. Repeat process with the next color(Tan/light brown) . Last, the lightest color(Cream/off White color. Stand back and take a look! You can add more color where needed upon your choice.
Here are a few of my stone looking baskets that will become planters around our yard. A satin indoor/outdoor sealer was added and drill hole made on the bottom of them.
Here are the porch planters.
I have done this look on many outdoor pieces. There are pots, that I use outside on my potting table.
The possibilities are endless! Who said that you can't create and aged look with paints! Most of the projects are over a year old and going strong! Thanks for stopping by!
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  • Stevemar2 Stevemar2 on Oct 20, 2017
    Love this! Did you sand the plastic first? How did you keep the spray paint from sliding down the sides?

  • Gib28767589 Gib28767589 on Oct 20, 2017
    they sell spray stone paint, can that be used instead of the sponge effect?

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