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diy marbled pumpkins

Spooky season is here - time for another handmade holiday craft: DIY marbled pumpkins 👻

If you've purchased my kit, you've got almost everything you need to do this project at home

Here's what you'll need for this project:

step 1:Prep your pumpkin's surface.

Two options for this step, either use a spray on primer or you can lightly sand the surface to remove wax. Either option has its pros and cons, see my notes below.

Primer- Pros-less effort, and can use any color pumpkin. Cons- requires more time, allow the primer to dry 24 hours before printing for best results ( I did have some areas where the paint didn't stick great.

Sandpaper- Pros- can dip right after sanding. Cons- requires more effort, any areas that aren't throughly sanded will not allow the paint to adhere, removing the wax speeds up the decomposition of the pumpkin and they won't last as long.

Step 2: set up your station

Protect your work surface if you don't want it to get paint on it, choose your paints, pour your pre mixed marbling liquid into a container that is large enough to submerge at least half of your pumpkin.

Step 3: design and dip

Experiment with how you dip, straight down, or on the side and rolled, or dip one half, flip and dip the other.

Step 4: dry and display

Don't rinse these in water post dip, the paint will rinse off. Allow to dry and display as you see fit to add festive touch to your seasonal display. If you try this project I'd love to see what you make tag me on instagram @mercedezrexdesigns



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