Monday, October 6, 2014

Mixed Media Pumpkin Tutorial with Teresa Collins Masquerade Party

Thanks for joining us on this first Monday in October for the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop. This month's theme is, of course, HALLOWEEN - my favorite time of the year!

I love taking ordinary objects that I find at the craft store, like a faux pumpkin, scrapbook papers, wooden plaques and candlesticks and creating cute and clever home d├ęcor items like this Mixed Media Pumpkin!

Here's how I made it:
 I started out with this copper faux pumpkin that I found in the dollar spot at Target.  Then I received these wonderful Teresa Collins Masquerade Party papers and embellishments from Whim So Doodle, my local scrapbook store.
Using regular copy paper, create a template, outline with pencil, then cut out.  Trace on several pieces of patterned paper, cut out, crumple, straighten then adhere to pumpkin with decopauge medium of choice.  Let dry and trim edges with craft knife, if necessary.

Continue, until all but two sections are covered in paper.  Paint one of the final two sections white and the other black.

One the painted white section, add washi tape strips diagonally, trim with craft knife.  Attached sections from decorative paper strip embellishment pack on black section with decopauge medium.  Let dry and trim any excess with a craft knife.

Base paint wooden candlestick and plaque pieces with black paint.  Glue small plaque to bottom of candlestick and larger plaque to top of candlestick.  Embellish pedestal with washi tape.

Create two identical BOO! banners using papers and stickers.  Glue banners pieces together by sandwich silver tinsel in between.

Paint two 12" long dowels with black paint.  Insert into to top right and left of pumpkin, at an angle.  Secure with glue.  Wrap ends of tinsel to dowels and secure with orange fibers tied into bows.

Embellish spaces in between pumpkin sections with sequins, glitter glue, rhinestones and pearls to finish.

Now it is time for you to HOP around to the other Designers' blog and see what they have created with a HALLOWEEN theme!  Just click on the Hop Forward and Hop Back links in the Designer Crafts Connection navigation box in my right hand tool bar.

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Anonymous said...

very cool idea with the wash tape.
Niki Meiners

DIANA L. said...

Love all your projects