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Frightful Friend Pumpkin Box

This creepy Jack o’ Lantern box cracks a smile as it awaits you to fill it with tricks or treats. Use Duncan® Concepts® and Duncan® French Dimensions™ to turn an ordinary pumpkin into a frightful friend. 


1. Wipe pumpkin box and lid with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Brush three coats Neon Orange inside box and underside of lid. Let dry.

3. Brush three coats Ivory to outer pumpkin omitting stem.

4. Brush one heavy coat Dark Olive to stem. Wipe back to antique. Brush two good coats Light Olive over stem. Let dry.

5. Dip tip of Fan Glaze brush in Light Purple. Wipe off excess paint on paper towel and lightly brush areas of pumpkin to age. 

6. Refer to pattern and lightly draw eyes, nose and line for mouth using pencil.

7. Paint two good coats of Light Saffron in eyes. Brush outer area of eyes with Neon Orange to create dimension.

8. Brush some diluted Light Purple around eyes and blend outward. Let dry.

9. Paint a finer line of Dark Purple around eyes and blend into the Light Purple.  Dry.

10. Brush a line of Black around eyeball with a dot in center and paint in nose. Let dry.

11. Draw a line for mouth using French Dimensions Black Licorice and make stitch marks along line. Let dry.

12. Dip toothbrush into some Dark Purple, flick bristles back with finger to spatter areas of pumpkin box to create an aged appearance. Let dry.

13. Carefully brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to pumpkin box and lid. Let dry. Add a second coat. Let dry.

14. Stilt pumpkin box and lid and fire to cone 06.

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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Old toothbrush or stiff bristle brush
  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towel