It's no secret that sketching is a big part of my daily creative routine and this year I decided that I would use that concept in my fall pumpkin decorating. I am not big on traditional jack o' lanterns and I always like to find unique ways to decorate pumpkins and gourds.
I started with a few pumpkins
and using permanent markers, I began to fill the surface with sketched leaves.
Once the surface was filled with leaves I used white acrylic paint and painted around the leaves so the leaves would pop in orange. While the paint was wet I scratched into the surface to add texture.
Last, I painted the stem white and touched up the edges of the leaves with more dark lines.
I even decorated a larger pumpkin and reversed the color- white leaves and orange background.
They are oh so pretty and perfect for the center of our dining room table!