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If you buzzed by yesterday you will remember that I was cross with myself because I had wasted time painting a pumpkin white. I had, or thought I had, a fab idea for today’s Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy. I made sure I was organised by giving the pumpkin several coats of gesso the night before and the lovingly applied two top coats. Then I started on “the big idea,” and, well , to be honest, it just didn’t look good. Having wasted more than enough time, and not wanting to miss a Brag Monday, I had to think quick and so came up with this little altered lantern.
Oh that I’d started off with this in mind because a) it was very easy to do and b) I’m more than a little happy with how it turned out! You might recognise this little lantern that previously housed a little fairy. I’ve stripped it bare and given it a Halloween make over using two of my absolute favourite images from The Graphics Fairy.
I printed out six of the image of the owl sitting on a pumpkin and applied one to each little pane of the lantern.
I applied white Icelandic moss to the top of the lantern and then tied pieces of orange and black seam binding to the handle.
The finishing touch was to make a little arrangement using the moon image from The Graphics Fairy, some gorgeous orange flowers, tiny black rosebuds and one of my mini pumpkins.
So, I started off with a pumpkin and ended up with a lantern. Perhaps if I practise really hard I could eventually conjure up a golden coach. In the meantime, any ideas of what I could do with a white pumpkin?
Thanks for buzzing by.