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Designed for Testors by Donna Budzynski  from Donna J. Designs at


Materials Needed:

Testors Craft Paint

  • French Vanilla
  • White
  • Orange
  • Stop Sign
  • Ruby
  • Avocado
  • Turquoise
  • Sunshine
  • Earthy
  • Brownie


1 – 16” X 20” Wood Panel

1 – Pack of Creative Paperclay®


Testors Paint Brushes


Project Steps

Step 1
Lightly sand board and apply gesso to whole board and let dry.


Step 2
Sketch out your design onto board.


Step 3
Start applying Creative Paperclay® to fill in design.


Step 4
Once filled in start to add details. Stems, lines, bumpy areas. Let dry.


Step 5
Once dry, if any cracks occurred fill them. You can learn more about Creative Paperclay® here at 


Step 6
Lightly sand pumpkins with a fine sandpaper and dust off.


Step 7
Paint background with a basecoat of French Vanilla. Start layering colors over the French Vanilla using stencils, pouncing paper towels into paint and then onto board. Paint pumpkins Orange and stems Avocado. 


Step 8
Using your handwriting or computer generated letters transfer saying onto board using Saral transfer paper.



Step 9
Paint saying using the color Brownie.


Step 10
Add shading to pumpkins and stems, add more color to background as desired. 


Step 11
Frame – optional. I used cut down pallets to frame for a more rustic look.


Step 12
Varnish with your favorite varnish.