Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Literary Pumpkins

UndertheTableandDreaming



Howdy everybody! Stephanie Lynn over at Under The Table and Dreaming is having a Halloween Pumpkin Parade Party! Who doesn't love a party? I thought I'd play along and show you what I did with some small faux pumpkins earlier this fall. I actually wanted to sell these at JunkFest, but given the amount of time they took to complete, I would have had to charge more than plenty for them.....so I KEPT them!





I've seen projects like this with sheet music, but since I didn't have any at the time, I used old book pages. I started by spraying the pumpkins with white spray primer. After they dried, I applied strips of book pages (cut with a pinking shears) using Mod Podge. This was almost disastrous! Would have been easier if I had three more hands!







After working in stages, completing half a pumpkin at a time, I painted the stems black.






Here I have a few of them displayed with tarnished silver, pewter, and black. Very monochromatic....with just a tiny pop of orange.

















LOVE this one with the leaves & curly stem....wish I had more of those! The stems on the others were too fake looking, which is why I chose to paint them.




Head on over to Stephanie Lynn's and check out all the other cool ideas on parade...then show us your pumpkins!

13 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! Everything looks better in black and white. Like the vintage feel these have. Nicely done!

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  2. Very pretty indeed. I want to have my kids help make some paper mache pumpkins but so far have only scrunched up newspaper for one and haven't gotten beyond that point. Maybe this weekend. Just not nough time in the every day. Have a wonderful Wednesday! :) Tammy

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  3. Oh very HANDSOME Cassie....LOVE the black & white of your pumpkins against the tarnished silver pieces....!

    I just BET you would have sold them if you'd taken them to JunkFest....I forsure don't mind spending money on something BEUTIFULLY handmade....!!

    Hope you're havin' a junkalicious week....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  4. Love the look !!! The monochromatic look is perfect !
    Eunice
    The Little Things

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  5. Love your pumpkins, girl! Your pictures are always such eye candy.

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  6. How cool! And wow... I really love how you've displayed them. That black plate is the neatest thing!

    I can relate to not being able to sell them due to the time factor too. There's a reason I don't generally craft stuff! LOL

    Donna

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  7. One of the best takes on decorating with pumpkins I've seen. PLUS and this is a huge plus...no messy innards to deal with!
    Debbie

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  8. How adorable!!
    Happy Pumpkin Parade :))

    So nice to meet you!!

    Kay Ellen

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  9. Great project, Cassie! Love the vignette you created!!

    Amy

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  10. Hey! I am a new follower and I love your blog! Those pumpkins are so fabulous! I love the vintage look. You did a great job! Stop by when you get the chance:
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  11. Very nice -everything looks so pulled together

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  12. This is FAB--u-LOUS!!!
    Love it--I would love to have you enter this on my party at ItsSoVeryCheri.com and then over at our other site theDIYClub.com We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.

    Cheri

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