I purchased this paper mache pumpkin at my local craft store, cost me $3.99 and had 40% coupon off.
Using plumbers tape I ran pieces through texture fade and then applied the strips to the outside of the pumpkin.
Completely cover the pumpkin. Then give a nice coat of clear gesso to assist with priming the surface for your mediums.
Using the terracotta in the Rust set I painted the entire pumpkin.
Isn't this terracotta beautiful.
Using the deep brown from Rust set apply here and there and mostly to the lower portion of the pumpkin for shadows.
Here is what the brown looks like after dried.
Using the Patina set, appy the deep teal here and there, I blend with spritzing water on the paints and smudging with my fingers to blend one into the other.
And here is the dark teal after drying.
Start at the top of your pumpkin and dry brush with white gesso, heavier at the top and less and you come down on the pumpkin.
Taking the amber from the Rust set I dried brush this to the top of the pumpkins to highlight.
I decided I wanted a little more patina on my pumpkin, took the light green and the deep teal mixed the two together and applied to upper portion of my pumpkin and once again went over with gesso.
I cut leaves out of burlap and using crafters wire I adhered pieces to the back of the leaves in order to allow the leaves to be twisted or bent for interest.
Dry brush some white gesso to your leaves.
Twist your grapevine wire 3 times around in order to form a stem for your pumpkin.
Puncture a hole in the top of your pumpkin to insert your stem and branches.
Then also using the amber highlight your stems and add some seed beads with gel medium.
Then again topped with more amber to highlight the surface.
The embossing folder on the metal tape provided a nice texture to highlight the rust and patina paints.
I found this darling wooden leaves at Michaels for 70 % off, they cost me 20 cents each. Printed out of words, burnt the edges and applied with Sorbet Glass.
Hope you were inspired and to create something new to decorate your home for the holidays.
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