Today's challenge is a project that can be used as a gift topper or to decorate your home. I found this idea from "It's Always Autumn" blog with a stunningly simple pumpkin made with a dollar store book. Here's a glimpse of Autumn's version of this rolled book paper project.
Today's challenge is to create one of these pumpkins. If you have an old book or a $1 store book use that.
I'm giving you a creative twist today, use at least two paper crafting mediums on your pumpkin pages.
What are mediums? Well, for mixed media art it is the different types of layers you use on canvas. Use gesso and acrylic paint, or found objects and newspaper/book paper, or inkpad and crayons/markers, sand/salt mixed into a dollop of paint and fabric. The creative possibilities are endless
Take off the book cover and if desired cut down to a shorter height using a ruler and utility knife.
Divide the book pages into 8 - 10 sections. I used clothespins to keep them separate. Gesso the left page at the end of each section expect the last section.
You will need to paint them so they roll towards each other.
Paint with two oranges.
Stamp the top half of each painted page with white ink and a background stamp (Autumn Leaves from Stampendous).
Stamp the bottom of the pages with a dark ink.
Use glue Dotz at the top and bottom of the outer edge and curl the painted page plus the plain pages between the next paint page.
Add a stem. I used a dried and cut branch from our backyard.
Supplies for the fabric leaves.
Stamp Jumbo Leaf on fabric with StazOn ink or ink that won't run when wet.
Paint with water loaded paintbrush and acrylic paints.
Cut out and wrinkle fabric. Dry using a heat tool.
That is it!
You can find the majority of these supplies at your local store near you or online.
Create this project and add the "3d229" tag to your photo. I'll stop by and give some comment love during this challenge week!