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Pumpkin trinket bowl


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For Halloween, create an original trinket bowl using plaster painted with Colorex inks. 

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Materials : ​​​​​​​

  • Resin plaster
  • Colorex ink orange 45 ml
  • Colorex ink black 45 ml
  • Flat brushes
  • Vaseline to help with unmoulding
  • Waterproofing agent
  • 1 large salad bowl
  • 2 small salad bowls
  • 2 squashes or pumpkins

Level of difficulty :

  • Time to make (excluding drying time): 1 hour 30 minutes 
  • Difficulty: very easy

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  • Rub petroleum jelly over the squashes and pumpkins as well as on the salad bowls to be used as moulds - this will facilitate the unmoulding.

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  • Arrange the squash and the pumpkins in the centre of each bowl.
  • Mix the plaster in the large bowl, respecting the indicated ratios (large black bowl: 9 parts plaster to 3 parts water, medium orange bowl: 6 parts plaster to 2 parts water)

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  • Pour half a bottle of Colorex into the corresponding colour bowl and mix well.

  • Leave it to dry for 1 hour, then remove from the moulds. Wait 1 hour before painting.

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  • To intensify the colours, or play with the shades, use the
  • Flat brush and Colorex ink directly onto each bowl then let dry for 30 minutes.

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  • Brush on the waterproofing agent and let dry for 10 hours. 

  • This product adds shine to your creation. You can apply the waterproofing agent in the hollow of the trinket bowl, leaving the sides and edges matt. 

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