This isn't extremely Halloweenie, but a fun project nonetheless ;) I followed (sorta
) Martha Stewart's instructions to make this tissue paper mache pumpkin. Basically, you use a balloon as a form, layer tissue paper with diluted Mod Podge, and let dry overnight.
Pop the balloon and remove. Martha used her's as votive holders, if I remember correctly... I'm going off memory, so I'm sure I left some info out ;) Let's just say, it would be WAY
freakin' easier to do this project with two people... it took forever on my own, and it was probably messier, too.
I punched a flower and cut it apart to use as leaves and rolled up some kraft packing paper and glued it for a stem. A little Scrapper's Floss for the stem tendrils... perfect touch!
I modified it a little and TRIED
to create one of the striped green gourds. I'm not sure how it's workin'. To do this one, I under-inflated one of those long skinny balloons... it was trickier to remove it after it all dried, but I got it!
After I let them dry another day without the balloons, I cut larger holes so I could insert wrapped candy inside (Halloween peanut butter kisses). After I filled the gourd, I glued a punched flower to the bottom to help it stand up a little. For the pumpkin, I gathered the hole and glued it shut along with the leaves & stem.
These took a while, but maybe if you got an assembly line workin' it would be worth doing several!
Stamps: More Bone Appetit (TAC special... ask me for more details!)
Paper: tissue paper, kraft & Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette
Other: Copper Hardware (TAC), Scrapper's Floss
What do you think?
oh..... wait for it.... A-W-E-SOME creation!!!
I just made a couple fabric pumpkins for another challenge and thought of you. they're really easy to make and I posted the directions on my blog if you're interested.