Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial

Suzan at simply vintagous asked me, little old me! for a tutorial on my book page pumpkin. :o)


I can't believe it...I mean, she could so do this without me telling her how, I'm sure. :o) But, I am honored that she asked though. If you've never been over to her blog, go visit. She is super talented and just a hoot!

Anyway, making this is super easy. You need just a few supplies:

Fake pumpkin ( I got mine at Good Will as I refuse to pay $$ for the ones in the stores )
Book pages -torn into strips and pieces; or you can use newspaper
Modge Podge
Dark brown acrylic craft paint
Small paint brush

Tear up a lot of book pages. I tore chunky pieces and strips. Then cover one side of the book page piece with Modge Podge and place on pumpkin. Smooth out. Continue until entire pumpkin is covered ( I had to do a section at a time otherwise my fingers stuck to the paper and pulled it off). Let dry making sure you do not place the wet part on something it will stick to.  (Oh, I did not cover my stem. I meant to  wrap twine around it but decided I liked how it looked.)

Once you have it completely covered and dry,  it is time to antique it. Place a small amount of brown paint on a paper plate and thin with water. Brush into crevices of pumpkin and wherever else you want antiqued.  Let dry. You can spray with a sealer if you wish at this point. I did not  spray mine.

Super easy!


I foresee this pumpkin getting used in many different vignettes. I think I need to find a few more cheap pumpkins to cover.

Thanks Suzan for asking me how I made it. You made my day! (Ok, that makes me sound maybe just a little bit pathetic, but girl,  I'm honored!)

Next up I will be sharing my first ever experience with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I finally, finally took the plunge and boy, did I have fun!  :o) Until then...

Tootles,
Cecilia

14 comments:

  1. LMHO - I paint furniture Cecilia - I'm not that crafty at all -
    And what an amazing shout out - you're too kind :)
    Now I'm off to pin this pin perfect pretty pumpkin!!!
    THANKS so much for the tutorial!
    XOXO

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    1. :D I know but you're so talented, Suzan so I just think you can do everything! LOL
      Hugs
      Cecilia

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  2. That is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I hope to give this a try. Pinning for reference. laurie

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. It is very easy if a little messy. :)

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  3. Love the pumpkin..it looks great in the vignette...great job!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  4. this is so clever. I really like it a lot!!

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    1. Thanks, Daniela! I'm pleased with how it turned out.

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  5. I've seen pumpkins mod podged with book pages before but they are not as interesting as yours. I like the torn page look and I think your antiquing it with the brown made a huge difference too. I think I'll try this technique on my lonely little yard sale pumpkin. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Lol. You are too funny Cecilia! But isn't it weird how something like this CAN DEFINITELY make our day?! And no, you didn't sound pathetic, just honest :).

    I agree that the brown paint was the finishing touch that took this project to the head of the class!

    I did a modge podge craft today, but you're gonna have to wait for it, wait for it...

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    1. Lol, Doreen! Ok I'm waiting!!
      Yes, I guess we all like the pat on the back or validation on what we do. :-) it does feel good!

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