Patina Pumpins? Yes please! If you haven’t noticed lately I am obsessed with Dixie Belle’s Patina line! Check out how I personalized my faux pumpkins with Bronze patina.
Supplies I Used
- Faux pumpkin or pumpkins of your choice
- The following Dixie Belle products: Slick Stick (optional), Bronze patina Paint, Sea Spray, Dried Sage, Dusty Blue, Blue Spray, Green Spray, Sealer in Flat or Satin
- Mister bottle (optional)
- Chip brushes
- Disposable containers or cups
- Optional: Dixie Belles Black Wax
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Prepping our Faux Pumpkins
Before starting any painting project, it’s always best to begin with clean items!
I like using Dixie Belle’s White Lightning.
For more information on how to use this check out my blog post on back to basics, click here.
Once the pumpkins are all clean, I decide a few of them needed a little extra help to ensure the chalk paint would not scratch off.
Slick stick by Dixie Belle is my go-to.
I use this on galvanized metal letters to provide a surface paint will stick to, click here to see some of my past projects.
Once the Slick Stick has dried and cured we are ready to start painting!
I decided to use neutral colors for the base coat for my pumpkins since I had in mind I wanted a two-toned drippy look when I was done.
I painted the bottom portion of half my pumpkins in Dusty Blue and the other pumpkins I painted the bottom portion in Dried Sage.
When the paint was dry, I put on a coat of Dixie Belle’s sealer in Flat.
Next, I grabbed my Bronze Patina paint and applied the first coat on the top half of my pumpkins and I overlapped this coat over the base paint in a rough-wavy pattern.
Once this first coat of Patina paint is dry, we can then move onto adding our second coat of Patina paint and adding the activating spray.
Adding Patina to the PUmpkins
This is where it gets interesting!
To see my past patina project, click here to get an idea of what we are about to do!
I do not understand the science behind Dixie Belle’s patina line BUT I just follow the directions!
Before we can spray the activating Blue or Green spray, there has to be a first coat of patina painted and dried before we can add our second coat.
The activating spray needs to be applied to the second coat before it dries.
If you are working on a larger project such as a piece of furniture, it’s best to apply the second coat and activating spray in sections.
These pumpkins are a nice small project.
I used three paper bowels, one for a small amount of Bronze Patina, one for about a tablespoon of blue spray and one for a tablespoon of green spray.
Once the brush I use has activating spray on it, do not dip it back into the jar of Patina Paint.
This is why I am pouring small amount into a separate bowl.
Also, use a cheap brush since you will need to throw it away when you’re done.
Apply the second coat of Patina paint and then I dip my same brush into either the blue or green activator.
I alternated between the two as I moved around my pumpkins.
Once I had the areas covered it’s now time to wait and let the aging begin.
We can seal our pumpkins anytime up to 24 hours later to stop the process.
I came back the next morning and sealed my pumpkins with Dixie Belle’s Satin sealer.
That is it!
I love how each one turned out and each one is unique.
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