Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

gold leaf and navy fall pumpkin

These Indigo and Gold pumpkins will make a beautiful addition to your Fall décor. The marbling technique adds a unique and beautiful design element to this project.
Step 1

Paint the larger of the two pumpkins with Indigo multi-surface paint. Let dry and add additional coats as needed.

Step 2

Shake the liquid gilding well and paint the smaller pumpkin. Let dry.
TIP: Liquid gilding is an oil-based medium so use disposable gloves to protect your hands.

Step 3

Fill a bucket (or tub) with water. The water needs to be at least 6" [15.2 cm] deep so that 2/3 of the large pumpkin can be hypro-dipped. Drop in some liquid gilding into the water so that the oil-based medium floats on top of the water. Gently stir the paint around on the surface of the water with a straw (or plastic knife). Now, hold the bottom of the pumpkin and dip it down into the water, then pull it straight out. The Gold paint that was floating on the top of the water will adhere to the pumpkin. Let the pumpkin dry.
TIP: Cool water is fine for the hydro-dipping and again, use disposable gloves to protect your hands.

Step 4

To cut out the leaf pattern, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 5

Now, click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner and then click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner of your screen.

Step 6

Place the vinyl, grid-side down, onto your cutting mat and load it into your Cricut® machine. Select ‘Vinyl’ as your material and follow the prompts to cut out your design. Once the machine has finished cutting, gently peel the vinyl away from your mat.

Step 7

Use scissors to cut away the vinyl around your design. Next, use your weeder tool to peel away the remaining negative space surrounding the initial and name. When you’re done, only the design itself should be left on the backer paper.

Step 8

Cut a piece of transfer tape that’s just a bit larger than the design. Peel away the tape’s backer paper and place the tape, sticky-side down, over this part of the design. Burnish the vinyl so that it’s completely stuck to the tape.

Step 9

Now, gently peel the white backer paper from the cut-out design, which now should be stuck to the transfer tape.

Step 10

Hold the transfer tape with the design over your pumpkin to determine where you’d like it placed. Make sure it is centered and straight; then press it onto your surface. Burnish the vinyl once more to make sure it’s completely stuck to the surface and gently peel away the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl transferred to your surface.

Step 11

Finally, cut a hole in the bottom of the smaller pumpkin using the hot knife, then set it over the stem of the larger pumpkin.

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    • Color: Classic Gold
    • Size: .75 oz
    • Color: Classic Gold
    • Size: .75 oz
    • Color: Classic Gold
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    • Color: Navy Blue
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  • Computer
  • Paper Plate (or Palette Paper)
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  • Water
  • Disposable Straw (or Knife)
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