So, I know what your thinking…and stop. This is really an easy DIY fall project that ANYONE can do no matter what their artistic level! I will guide you through it and feel free to ask questions below. I will also be putting it in my etsy shop in case you really don’t want to draw this, but you love it and HAVE to have it!
Fall has to be one of my favorite times of the year, I love all of the colors, pumpkins, the leaves..ok well not the raking of the leaves…someday I will hire someone to do that for me because it is a nightmare in my yard. Who else has this problem? You rake your leaves just to walk outside an hour later to have your yard covered again!? #stressful
Anyway, are you ready to get to painting!? Grab a piece of slate and one of my favorite tools…sharpie paint markers!
I love this package from Amazon because it is great to have them in all sizes..I use them on SO many DIY projects and I have them in all kinds of colors! #itsamust for sure!!
Ok so now that that is out of the way lets get started! Wipe off your slate if it is old and dirty like mine. Let it dry if you used water. Then find a happy place to start drawing your pumpkin. I started by drawing the stem. Then do an oval ish shape in the center, then do each hump adding more on as you go until you have a big enough pumpkin.
Next we are going to do some swirls and the text on the bottom while the pumpkin dries. This is the fun and easy part..just do some swirly q’s and some dots for extra fun. It does not have to be perfect. Because you are using white on the black it gives it a chalk board effect so if you mess up just make it work. I also lightly brushed some while on the inside of the pumpkin to make it look more chalk boardesque.
Then write the text. I hate my hand writing..like a lot! So if I can do it, you can do it! I have chicken scratch when it comes to cursive, mostly because I have always just drawn a scribble for my name like a true artist and now I can barely write in cursive and make it legible!
Then add the text at the top..a few swirls and let it dry.
While its drying cut some wire to hang the slate up. I use thick gauge wire but you can use twine or ribbon or whatever you have laying around.
Add it in the holes and twist the ends around a paint brush or a pen to make them curl so they will not slip back through the holes.
There you have it. A quick and fun project you can do in less than 30 minutes..probably less than 10. Oh and before I forget, I would spray it with a clear coat to seal the marker on that way if you have to do any dusting it wont effect the paint. Truthfully though you would really have to scrub to get this marker to come off!
Have fun, enjoy fall and let me know if you create one of these slates! I would love to see your masterpieces!!