By Candie Cooper – To see more crafts
by Candie visit her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal
Pumpkins are popping up on clearance
aisles all over the place with Fall coming to a close. Here's an idea
that you can make using whatever collage materials you
You'll need a pumpkin form, Folk Art
paints in orange shades, Extreme Glitter in orange, Gold gilding paint from
Martha Stewart or Gold Folk Art paint, Mod Podge, brushes and some papers.
I used dictionary, but you can use colored tissue
paper or any thin paper.
Tear the dictionary paper into small
pieces. Use a foam brush to paint Mod Podge on the pumpkin and add paper,
sealing each piece with MP as you go. It takes a few seconds for the
paper to saturate, but once it does it's easier to form around the pumpkin and
smooth out with your brush.
Put some water in a small cup and paint
on a pallet. Dip your brush in water and then into paint and brush over
the pumpkin. This makes the paint thinner so you can
see the paper. Add as many paint layers as you like.
Seal the pumpkin with a layer of
Extreme Glitter in orange. This will make the pumpkin shiny and sparkly.
Optionally, you can paint gold stripes in between
each of the ridges with a small brush.
Find some embellishments such as a few
leaves or a pretty ribbon. I stamped the tag above but you could print
something from the computer too.
Arrange your embellishments on top and
hot glue in place.
The paper adds such a fun texture to
all the layers. I made these with a craft club and it was so fun to see
how each person's turned out!