Dot Art Pumpkins

Tips

  • If you want your pumpkin to have a white background, you do not need to paint it white. The Arts & Glass team will glaze your pumpkin after you paint it, so any parts unpainted will turn out shiny white.
  • Practice making dots on a paper towel or the table to get the hang of how the dotters work.
  • Dip your dotting tool into paint between each dot to keep the dots uniform in size.
  • Make a number of dots before re-dipping your tool into paint to create a series of dots that decrease in size.
  • When dotting on a vertical surface (like a pumpkin!) use small dotters and do not overload your tool with paint, or else the dot might drip.
  • Round ends of regular paint brushes are great for larger dots.
  • The round wooden ends of the handles of paint dotters are great for very big dots–but be sure not to load on too much paint on a vertical surface!
  • Most of the time you do NOT need to go over your dots, just once is enough.
  • Don’t forget to paint your name or initials on the bottom of your pumpkin.
  • Have fun, and don’t be afraid to ask questions or for help! 😀

Inspiration Gallery

Painted by the Arts & Glass team
Painted by the Arts & Glass team. This gourd shows an elaborate design of dots.
Painted by the Arts & Glass team, shows the method of using a series of dots that decrease in size. Accomplish this by dipping your tool once in paint, then making a series of dots until the paint runs out on your tool.
From our friends at Art at the Bodega in East Peoria, IL – https://theartbodega.com/
From our friends at Art at the Bodega in East Peoria, IL – https://theartbodega.com/
From our friends at Fire Escape in Oshkosh, WI – https://www.fireescapeart.com/
From our friends at Mr. Toad’s Pottery – https://www.mrtoadspottery.com/
From our friends at Fire Escape in Oshkosh, WI – https://www.fireescapeart.com/
From our friends at Mr. Toad’s Pottery – https://www.mrtoadspottery.com/
From our friends at Fire Escape in Oshkosh, WI – https://www.fireescapeart.com/