Distressed Tribal Pumpkin

Distressed Tribal Pumpkin

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 8th 2015

Decorate in tribal style this fall with a pumpkin stenciled and painted with Americana® Decor.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • 9" foam pumpkin
    • cosmetic sponges



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Vintage to paint the entire pumpkin. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Relic to paint the stem. Rinse brush.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Hold or tape the Americana Array of Arrows Stencil so the line of triangles fits perfectly in one section of the pumpkin’s stripes. Load a cosmetic sponge with Everlasting to pounce on every other stripe of the pumpkin. (This is optional: I switched the direction of the triangles on each stripe.) Above and below each line of triangles, pounce the thinner arrowhead chevron using Everlasting.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. On the remaining stripes, use one of the larger arrows of choice on every fourth stripe. Use a cosmetic sponge to apply in Relic. On all remaining stripes, use the fletchings (end of the arrow) and pounce on with Relic. Remove and wash stencil. Let dry completely.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a fine-grit sandpaper to distress the pumpkin as little or as much as you desire. Use a paper towel to remove the dust.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use a 3/4" flat brush to seal the pumpkin with Ultra-Matte Varnish (especially if you are planning on putting the pumpkin outdoors).
    10. Instruction #5