This fun craft project can be made with paper, cardboard, or wood.
Click on the out line below the color image and print to the size you want. Transfer this outline pattern to the desired surface and use the color image as a painting or color guide for you to go by. In the craft example presented here, we made a wood sign of the Jolly Pumpkins.
Prepare your choice of wood which will be approx the size of pumpkins after you have printed them. Sand the wood where you will be painting, then transer the pumpkin pattern to the wood
Once you have transfered the pattern paint the bases of the pumpkins with the various shapes of orange beginning with witha darker orange first. after the dark orange has dried, paint a lighter orange, than ligher working in layers as you go. Once you have the base coat of oranges painted; let completely dry, then transfer or freehand the faces on all five pumpkins. Finish by painting the fun faces then drill 2 holes at the top and apply string and or rope for hanging.
Choosing the right acrylic paints for your wood crafts
It's essential to achieve the desired results and ensure the longevity of your project. Here are some factors to consider when selecting acrylic paints for wood crafting.
Make sure the wood surface is clean, smooth, and free from any dirt, dust, or oils. Sand the wood if needed to create a smooth, even surface for the paint to adhere to.
Acrylic Paint Types:
Craft Acrylics: Craft acrylic paints are readily available, affordable, and come in a wide range of colors. They work well for small to medium-sized wood crafts.
Artist Acrylics: Artist-quality acrylic paints are more expensive but offer a broader color spectrum, better pigmentation, and superior lightfastness. They are ideal for fine art wood projects.
Acrylic paints come in different consistencies: fluid, heavy body, and soft body. Choose the consistency that suits your project. For wood crafts, a fluid or soft body consistency is often easier to work with.
Acrylic paints come in a vast array of colors, including opaque, transparent, and metallic options. Consider the color scheme and desired opacity for your project.
Test a small area or piece of scrap wood with the chosen colors to see how they appear on the wood surface.
Sealant or Primer:
Depending on your project, you may need to apply a sealant or primer to the wood before painting. This can help prevent the wood from absorbing too much paint