Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.
I used the ARTplorations Flourishes stencil to decorate my already painted pumpkin.
(Please see the “P.S.” at the bottom of this post for details on how to make the pumpkin.)
I also used STAMPlorations Something to be Thankful for – Typografia Thankful and CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies to make the attached tag.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!
Grace & Peace,
This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.
In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.
Use this particular Mixed Media Challenge graphic (immediately above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂
Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.
P.S. Would you like to know how to make the pumpkin itself? My friend, Ashley, made this one. She works at a local lumber yard and building supply store, S. W. Collins. S.W. Collins recently sponsored an “Ladies Night” where Ashley and her co-workers provided several crafts and refreshments. I attended the event (so fun!) and painted a pumpkin that had been cut and glued together. I would like to thank Jason, Ashley and all of the employees at S.W. Collins for their generosity and hospitality.
Please see the attached link below for where Ashley got the original idea.
Here are Ashley’s Instructions:
Pine Board: 1X4X6 is the size I used the most.
Wood Glue (I used Titebond Fast setting) or Hot Glue
Sanding Paper- 220 Grit
Paint- The tutorial I saw used spray paint, but any paint suitable for
wood will work!
Measure and cut the wood. I started out with a 3″ piece and did 1″
increments up to 6″ and then back down to 3″. (3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 5″, 4″,
3″) I played around with these measurements a lot to get various sized
pumpkins. (4″, 5″, 6″, 5″, 4″ was another one I used a lot).
Then sand down the corners and any rough edges of the wood.
Starting with the smallest piece, glue each of the cut pieces of wood
together. Allow to dry for a minimum of 30 minutes before you do
anything more to the pumpkin.
Once the pumpkin is dry, you can paint it!
After the paint dries then secure the stick to the top for the stem and
tie it off with a ribbon!
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