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10/03/2014

Happy Paint Party Friday

Last year I kind of went crazy with altering live pumpkins. It was trial and error, between spray painting a base coat and gessoing and then collaging or painting. I think I did a bit of everything. I don't know if I will do this again this year to the extent I did last year but I did pick up some artificial pumpkins and a few gourds with my employee discount at AC Moore where I am teaching some art journaling workshops. I put a layer of gesso on that one. Gee, do you think I was tired? I just realized I uploaded this picture twice. Sorry about that. If I delete it I might wipe out the entire post and have to start all over again and I do not have the energy or patience to do it again........ Last year the live pumpkins were shellacked so they lasted until just after Thanksgiving.The artificial ones will be around for awhile. Has anyone else done this with a pumpkin? Live or plastic? Thanks for visiting. Happy Paint Party Friday. Thank you to Kristin and Eva for hosting this. Hope you have a wonderful creative weekend. Kristin if you are reading this I need your snail mail address to mail you the accordion book because you are the 75th person to follow my blog. :)

15 comments:

  1. I've seen Alisa Burke do it many many times....gorgeous all or yours and hers! I have carved and painted on some of mine!! May be inspired to do it again this year!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. Your painted pumpkins are pretty. Did they last longer than unpainted ones?

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  3. I love your pumpkin and gourd display. You did a great job painting them and doodling in white. I think painting some artificial ones is a great idea and you should let yourself go and be crazy!

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  4. Wozerz! How extraordinary! I love what you did with pumpkins. SO incredibly unique. My goodness--they fill my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  5. Hi, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2014/10/feline-art-friday.html

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  6. Great Pumpkins! Looks like fun.

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  7. I am the equivalent of Ebenezer Scrooge when it comes to Halloween. I haven't done anything for Halloween since the boys moved out. Bah Humspider!!! (I like your decorations though!)

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  8. Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I hope they last a long time. It is pitty if you must throw away them after so much work with them.

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  9. Wow, love the collection you made last year! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the new ones .... :-)

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  10. They look fab. Have never tried with a plastic one, but am definitely going to give it a try. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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