We had our annual pumpkin carving party at our house last week for all of our closest friends!
I am not a fan of carving pumpkins. It’s soooooooo messy. So after doing my mom duty…
I used size that I had on hand in the studio. But you could use any water-based size that you have or find it at a paint store or Hobby Lobby. It doesn’t take much.
After an hour or so of getting tacky… we started to apply the leaf. I have tons of leaf on hand left over from projects like this:
Hobby Lobby and Michaels both sell leaf. You can also find it many places in bulk on line.
Here is my BFF Laura who does NOT have a blog. Everyone say hello to Laura…..
After we covered them in leaf, we used American Walnut Stain and Seal to rub over the pumpkins just to tone the metallic down a little bit. You could use any stain or glaze. The truth is….the pumpkins aren’t gonna last very long. Don’t take tons of time leafing or glazing. Just get it on. It’ll look great!
Here’s the line of them when we were finished.
Get some girls together and get to gilding together! It’s a fun time!