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Mixed Media Pumpkin Pic

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I decided to temporarily replace a five-year old photo of my grandkids with a mixed media piece of a fall pumpkin. The grandkids have grown so much, but I can’t say my art skills have!  I started with a 11×17″ sheet of mixed media paper, some ecru tissue paper, and scraps of other tan-colored papers.  I ModPodged these down to form a random brownish background for my pumpkin.

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I then added some details to the background using stamps and black ink (though I neglected to take a picture of this).

My next step was to sketch a pumpkin onto another sheet of paper.

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I cut it into sections and used these sections as templates to reproduce the shapes on orange and patterned scrapbook paper.

I decided the center piece was too white, so I scribbled on some orange Distress Crayon and smeared it all over with a baby wipe.

img_5888To add some depth to the pumpkin sections, I used a brown Distress Crayon to edge each piece and smear the crayon marks with another baby wipe.

Now that the pumpkin part was finalized, I prepared it for ModPodging onto the background sheet.

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Now came the hard part. I played and played with green stems and leaves to get them just right.

img_5904I continued to add leaves and tweak their appearance until I was happy with the effect. I added some depth to both the leaves and the stem with brown and green Distress Crayons, a white GelliRoll pen, and a black Posca pen.

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I added a few more stamped images, framed it, and have it proudly displayed in a place of honor in my living room. I’m already working on the Christmas picture that will replace it!

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Autumn Memories

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Over the past four years of this blog, I’ve posted much crafty crapsmanship related to fall and Halloween. In this post, I’m taking the lazy way out by revisiting a few. And maybe I’ll inspire you to try one!

FALL CANDLE DECOR

Crap 1

https://crapsmanship.com/2014/10/06/fall-candle-decor/

EASY HALLOWEEN DOOR HANGER

Crap 2

https://crapsmanship.com/2016/10/05/easy-halloween-door-hanger/

KICKED UP PUMPKIN

Crap 3

https://crapsmanship.com/2016/09/11/kicked-up-pumpkin-2/

PUMPKIN MUFFINS

Crap 4

https://crapsmanship.com/2015/11/04/pumpkin-muffins/

TRIO OF PUMPKINS

Crap 5

https://crapsmanship.com/2015/10/07/trio-of-pumpkins/

Three-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

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We visited the grandkids a week or so ago, and Princess M and I made the world’s easiest cookies.  You may remember the two-ingredient muffins I blogged about last year.  (See https://wordpress.com/post/crapsmanship.com/297.)  Just pumpkin puree and spice cake mix.  We riffed on that idea, again using one can of pumpkin puree and one spice cake mix. Read the rest of this entry

Crapsmanship Rules #2 and #3

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My daughter-in-law was at one time obsessed with Dunkin’ Donuts, and her almost-six-year-old daughter, my granddaughter Princess M, loves their strawberry-glazed donuts.  With sprinkles.  She first eats the sprinkles and then licks off all the icing.  The actual donut part is completely superfluous to Princess M’s enjoyment of the treat.  When I saw a picture of a small craft pumpkin DIY-ed into a strawberry doughnut at http://thediyplaybook.com/2015/09/diy-donut-pumpkin.html, I knew I had to give it a try as a gift to the Princess for her birthday next week. Read the rest of this entry

MORE PUMPKIN CRAP … ER, CRAFT

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Several weeks ago, I posted a craft where I glammed up a faux pumpkin so it would lose some of its orange-y brightness.  Today, I bought another pumpkin, antiqued it with brown craft paint, and then got the inspiration for this monogram.  I already had the these pearlized pins on hand from another project.  I purchased these in the sewing section of Wal-Mart, and they remind me of my mom and her sewing attempts.  I’m afraid I come by my craftsmanship honestly!

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