shredded paper (or crumpled paper would work too)
garbage and grocery bags
eBrush and siphon adaptor
Createx Airbrush paint
Hammered copper paint (spray can)
Patience ( you have to wait for the paint to dry)
Wrap some masking tape around the knot of the smallest pumpkin to create a stem. Using the eBrush with the siphon adapter, spray the stem and the area where the twine is wrapped. Just to add a little depth to the colors you'll be spraying on top. Your paint may pool a bit and will not dry immediately. This is where the patience comes in. LET IT DRY completely before going to the next step.
(sorry, the pics for this step and the next did not turn out)
I wanted a bit of metallic - so I sprayed with some hammered copy spray paint -- since I didn't have any acrylic or enamel metallics for use in the eBrush on hand... LET IT DRY completely. We were experiencing some heat and humidity the days I was working on this, so the pumpkins had to sit for a couple of days..... can you see me pacing and checking to see if the paint was dry yet?
Once the metallic paint is fully dry, get your eBrush ready with some orange paint and spray to give the copper paint a hint or orange. Spray more in some areas and lightly in others. This adds to the look.
Use some E6000 to secure the pumpkins in a stack. You can spray with 2 coats of sealer for a little more weather proofing if your pumpkin stack will be directly exposed to the elements and not protected. Add some foliage, raffia or ribbons to finish.
If you try this, and put your own spin on it, I would love to see the pictures! In the meantime, I hope you'll build in some creative time this week and every week! Nurture your creative soul!
Don't forget that the rest of the Craftwell team will be blogging for the next two weeks this month. Don't miss out on any of their creative projects.