Sunday, November 3, 2013

4th Annual Trick Your Pumpkin "Vintage Pumpkin" entry mini tutorial.

This was one of my entries for the 4th Annual Trick Your Pumpkin Contest sponsored by Plaid Enterprises.

I started with a regular Dollar Tree carve-able Pumpkin. 
I gessoed it so there was no orange showing.
I then raided my stamp collection. That alone took about an hour, "OOOh I forgot I had that stamp!"
I went with the StazOn ink because it had a better color and saturation when I stamped with it.
I die cut flowers out of an old vintage book (an OLD shorthand book). I used Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die and chalk pastels to color them.
Working for Hobby Lobby, I had access to unprinted clothes pattern tissue, (McCall's and Simplicity use it as packing) So the tissue is recycled. You can use white tissue paper but it won't have the vintage look. You can even use old patterns for a totally different look. Hey, look, it's a bottle of Mod Podge. I cannot tell you how long I resisted using Mod Podge, but I DO use it because it has a nice finish to it. I just can't stand the smell of it.
I rubber stamped a few selected images on the tissue with the StazOn ink. I stamped A LOT of images.
I started by decoupaging a few layers of the torn tissue onto the pumpkin, until there was no gesso showing through. I wasn't too concerned about the wrinkles, because I wanted the pumpkin to have texture. 
The reason I stamped so many images was so I could do mirror images. The saturation of the ink onto the tissue is what makes this possible. That way I could a pattern to the pumpkin. I used 4 different stamps. All the stamps are Inkadinkado stamps.
 A clean craft table is a rarity for me!
I made the curly vine by taking Mod Podge soaked tissue and twisting it around wire.
If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. 

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