Ok, yes… I have to admit…when I go to IKEA, I don’t know where the no-purchase exit is!!! I like buying inexpensive things that I can decorate and use for a gift or just for my home décor.
I love the warm colors of fall, and I loooooove painting fall designs, so I decided to paint a pumpkin. Since I like patchwork too, but I am terrible in sewing, I told to myself… ok let’s paint a patchwork style pumpkin…. How??? But with the Decorative Painting technique of course!!!
So, like for other designs, this is another gift for you… a Free Pattern with a project on Decorative Painting for beginners!!!
This is a very easy project that I painted on a wood board bought from IKEA; there are few colors needed, so it’s perfect for Decorative Painting beginners or if you want to learn the basic technique.
I used all acrylic paints by DecoArt Americana, because I think they are the best in terms of coverage and long-lasting quality. I also had two new products to try: one color of the DecoArt Chalky Finish line and one of the DecoArt Vintage Effects line, and I actually loved them both!!! (product review here)
I also used a “secret ingredient” to make a specific effect… but you will have to read the instructions to find out what it is! 😉
Maybe at this point you might be thinking: “ok, but I have never painted… I don’t know anything about Decorative Painting and acrylics…”No problem!
On my YouTube channel there are some video tutorials where I will show you exactly what you need to do, for example how to make floats for shading or highlighting!
Ok, I have to tell you though… painting, like many other creative hobbies, needs practice… so don’t get frustrated or discouraged… just keep on practicing and try again!
And, however, I am here to help you out, so just get in touch with me if you have troubles!!!
I hope you will enjoy painting this design!
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