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Halloween Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!

You know the other day how I said I was done with Halloween?  ….well…..I forgot that I bought a paper mache pumpkin when I was in Hobbycraft and seeing as it is Halloween tomorrow, I thought I better paint it 😀

I actually got a bargain it was reduced to £4.00 ! So here is my naked pumpkin, it is fairly big and about the size of a medium real one 😉

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I gave it an initial coat of Paperartsy Butternut Opaque chalk finish paint I didnt have any opaque orange paints so had to improvise

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then I added a dollop of Deco Art Media Tinting Base and some quinacridone gold which gave me a pale orange colour

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then i mixed in more quinacridone gold to the base dollop on my desk and we are getting there..

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and even more ….

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then i dry brushed neat quinacrodone gold all over the top.. and happy with the result

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Happy Halloween everyone!!

Sarah

Arts & Crafts, card making

The Wee Wooden Tray

Hi everyone!

Something different from cards to share today… I altered a wee wooden tray for an upcoming workshop.. this is the before picture 🙂

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If you would like to decorate one with me I will be at Stampers Grove on Saturday 10th December from 11am till 1pm.   they are perfect for that last minute Christmas gift, you can paint/embelish , then fill them with a whole host of festive goodies, wrap up in cellophane and you have a perfect tailor made christmas gift!

Here is the one I made today, this would be perfect filled with fruit teabags, coffee, and homemade shortbread biscuits..

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There are a lot of different things incorporated in this tray, I gilded the edges in gold leaf, Stamped and heat embossed the sides with embossing powder and lined the inside and sides with a gorgeous patterned paper.. the handles are bound in gorgeous twine

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I also took a picture outside, it is amazing how lighter it looks in natural lighting 🙂

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To book a space on the workshop telephone 0131 221 9440 or email enquiries@stampersgrove.co.uk or pop into the shop at 92 Grove Street Edinburgh EH3 8AP .. Link to the workshop schedule here

Thanks so much for popping round.. I have another tray to prepare as a sample for the workshop, so be sure to check back next week

Sarah