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Optical Illusion Pumpkin

Create your own spooky optical illusion using simple painting techniques.

At a Glance:

#5718 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Beetle Black

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.89
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Medium Pumpkin, Martha Stewart Crafts ® Patterning Brush Set - 4pc


  1. Start by pouncing circles on one side of the pumpkin with the largest pouncer in the middle of each ridge. Pounce smaller circles as you go up and down each ridge of the pumpkin.
  2. While the dots are drying, tape the other half of the pumpkin to create uniform thin lines.
  3. Once that side is taped, use the pouncer to apply a thin coat of paint over the taped area.
  4. Carefully remove the tape to reveal your stripes.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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