I just love the huge variety of different pumpkins that are starting to pop up this time of year! Today I’m going to share this Galaxy Painted Pumpkin Tutorial and show you step by step how to make this super easy galaxy pumpkin. Here’s what you’ll need!
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Galaxy Painted Pumpkin Tutorial
- Black pumpkin. I buy these at Michael’s, but lots of craft stores carry them.
- Paint in black, dark blue, light blue, purple, pink, and gold
- Wide and small paint brushes
- Paper towels
We’re going to start by painting our pumpkin all over with a light wash of the dark blue. Let it dry. Then you’re going to mix some light and dark blue together to create a medium blue shade.
Use your paintbrush to splotch some in a rounded shape on your pumpkin. This is the start of a galaxy, and we’ll make a few of these on the pumpkin. Take a small pice of paper towel and ball it up, and then dab it up and down on the paint to make it all mottled and faded. Let the paint dry.
Now take your purple paint and do the same thing, but make the section smaller and right on top of the blue. Then do that with your pink as well. Now take some black paint onto a balled up piece of paper towel.
And dab it around the edges and randomly in the middle. See how much it looks like the galaxy is blending in? Let that dry completely. Now you’re going to take your gold paint, and pick some up on a bit of paper towel as well.
Dab it here and there around your galaxy, just where you think it would look nice. Let the gold paint dry. Next you’re going to make other little (or big!) galaxies on your pumpkin, until you’re happy with how it looks. Let it all dry completely.
Now take some of your white paint and add a little water to it to thin it down. Dip your brush into the paint, and then pull your finger across the bristles to flick the paint onto your pumpkin. If you haven’t used this technique before, try it on a piece of paper to get the motion down first, and make sure your work surface is covered.
Go ahead and flick lots of little stars onto your pumpkin. I did white stars, and I also did the same thing with the gold paint to add some shimmering stars to the pumpkin.
And you’re all done! I hope you found this Galaxy Painted Pumpkin Tutorial helpful, and have fun making your own galaxy pumpkin!