Since fall is in the air, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite fall decorating projects. This is an easy project and may bring back memories from childhood. Do you remember decoupaging? I did a few class projects involving "gluing" strips of torn paper onto objects. It was always messy, but fun.
How about a little decoupage history? I didn't know this, but there is documentation of the decoupage technique prior to the 12th century. Artisans were known to apply up to 40 layers of varnish creating a smooth, inlayed look. Even though this technique has been around for ages, my inspiration for this project originally came from the October 2011 issue of Country Living...and didn't take 40 layers of varnish!
1- Craft store pumpkin, medium size
1- Bottle of Mod Podge ( aka modern day decoupage in a jar)
1- sponge brush
3- sheets of scrapbook paper
1- Pair of disposable gloves (optional)
I also used a smaller pumpkin and made this black and white beauty. The scrapbook paper used for this project was thinner and I found that it was much easier to apply to the pumpkin.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse
I will be linking to these terrific blogs!
Metamorphosis Monday at http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Masterpiece Monday at http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com