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
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.
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...