Hello friends, today I’m sharing a new wall art project I just finished over at the Darice Blog. A Fall Painted Pumpkin! I will show you an easy way to create a hand painted look using a stencil created with my Silhouette Cameo.
What I love most about this project is how the pumpkin really POPS against that black canvas. Black canvas projects are popping up all over the place now. I think we are going to be seeing a lot of black canvas wall art pieces, especially around the holidays.
So grab your supplies and let’s get started!
Fall Painted Pumpkin Supplies Needed:
- Black Canvas
- Paint Brush
- Cutting Machine
Step 1 – Make and Cut Stencil
Since it’s Fall I really wanted to go with a pumpkin for this project. But you can pick any type of style you like. I found this stencil on the Silhouette library, #274516. I sized it to fit the size of my canvas 9×12. Then I cut it on blade setting 3.
Step 2 – Weed Stencil
After I cut my stencil, I used my “handy dandy” weeding tool to weed my stencil. Now I have the perfect stencil for this project.
Step 3 – Add Stencil
Next, I added the stencil to my canvas using transfer tape. Make sure to smooth is out with either a credit card or scraper tool.
Step 4 – Pick Your Colors
Now let’s pick our paint colors!
Since my home is more coastal, I like to combine my coastal style with my Fall decor. So I wanted to go with a light colored pumpkin. I used a Premium Acrylic Paint for this project.
Step 5 – Add Your Paint
Finally it’s time to start painting. I really wanted this project to feel like it was hand painted so I used various shades of green for the leaves to create that effect.
For the pumpkin I used a titan buff, titanium white, warm grey and carbon black. With all the shading this pumpkin turned out perfect!
I really didn’t have a strategy for painting my pumpkin. This was my first time attempting a project like this, I just added my titan buff paint first, then I started shading with different colors. I let some of the black from the canvas show through.
Step 7 – Remove Stencil
Now it’s time to remove the vinyl and see your creation! I didn’t wait for the paint to dry, I pulled the vinyl off immediately.
Creating a stencil is a great option with a project like this, especially if you don’t know how to draw or paint like me.
As always, thanks for stopping by and checking our my latest. I’m pretty excited with how this Fall painted pumpkin turned out. I hope this inspires you to try it yourself. I really thinks this can be done with so many designs in the Silhouette library.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Looking for another Fall Sign Project?
I made this Fall sign last year using my Silhouette as well. Heading over and see the full tutorial!