I love using Tissue Paper in my faux finishing business to add texture to walls and furniture so why not use it on a pumpkin? I have incorporated several of my wall tricks from my Rekindled Spaces Business into my pumpkins. This pumpkin craft can be upscale decor or kid friendly fun!
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Pumpkin Craft Supplies:
- Foam Pumpkin
- White Tissue Paper (torn in pieces and crumpled)
- Mod Podge
- Paint color of choice (I used Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Statuary Bronze)
- Aging Glaze (see recipe below)
- Paint brush
- cheesecloth or soft rag
Aging Glaze Recipe:
- 1 part Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- 2 parts water
- mix well
Pumpkin Craft Instructions:
Step 2) While the Mod Podge is wet, start placing tissue paper sections on the pumpkin. The tissue should crinkle up, that is what gives the pumpkin texture.
Step 3) Repeat this process until the entire pumpkin is covered in tissue paper.
Step 4) To seal tissue, brush one more coat of Mod Podge over all of the tissue making sure all edges are laying down. Let dry
Step 5) Paint pumpkin with your paint color. You can use acrylic paint, left over latex paint, just about any paint will work. I love metallic so I am painting my pumpkin with Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Statuary Bronze.
Step 6) Paint the entire pumpkin including the stem. I painted my stem the same color but you can paint it a different color if going for a realistic pumpkin stem look. Paint your stem last so you have something to hold onto while painting pumpkin.
Step 7) Brush on the Aging Glaze and soften with cheesecloth or rag. Let dry.
Diva tip: For the complete steps on using the aging glaze including a video tutorial click HERE.
I left more aging glaze in the creases and along the stem for a “sooty” look. I am not even sure if “sooty” is a word (LOL) but I use it a lot to describe something as old and dirty.
Voila! Here is a faux finished pumpkin in the ever-so-popular tissue paper finish!
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