Going to a pumpkin patch in the fall is usually on the top of the family to-do list as soon as Halloween starts getting closer. It is so much fun to watch the kids carefully choose the perfect pumpkin, enjoy a hayride, taste some apple cider and maybe even a pumpkin donut (or two!). This is the perfect opportunity for parents and grandparent to capture these sweet memories in photographs. As the years go by you will always have these pictures to look back on to remember those happy smiles and family traditions.
Today, Mandy has a project that perfectly showcases her family’s trip to the pumpkin patch. She chose to use lots of Tattered Angels paints as well as some Canvas Corp burlap to create some wall art she calls “Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch”! Mandy worked with Scrapiniec die cuts. Produced in Poland, these amazingly detailed laser die cuts are stunning. To see what they are all about visit their online shop – Scrapiniec Shop.
Every fall a farm on my route to and from work sells pumpkins. It provides he perfect opportunity to photograph Connor in a pair of dungarees his grandparents bought during one of their exotic vacations. Obviously, Connor was the cutest pumpkin in the patch 😉 My initial idea was to build this picture 3d with miniature pumpkins and I thought of the gate and all other things along the way.
Mixed media origins paper “mermaid”
Tattered Angels Glimmer mists:* Rusty Red* Silver* Lox* Summer Glow* Crushed Shells* Olive Vine
* Red Tipped Rose* Walnut Gold
Tattered Angels Chalkboard: Jade
Tattered Angels glimmer glam: Caspian Sea
Canvas Corp burlap (cut into tiny banner triangles)
Prima Crackle paste white
Prima rust paste
Gesso, white and black
Scrapiniec “box wall art”, spiderwebs and gates chipboard
Wood hat, hanging sign plate
Chalk sticker and chalkboard pen
Mini alpha stamps
Pieces of metal chain, metal lock and key, rings
Something to make holes
STEP 1 – Assemble ‘box’ (reversed canvas will work too!) paper and chipboard materials required.
STEP 2 – Cut piece of Mixed Media Origins “Mermaid” paper to size, adhere with gel medium and ‘paint’ with Glimmer Mists in Crushed Shells and Rusty Red.
STEP 3- Apply white crackle paste around the edges and inside the box and allow this to air dry. Once dry use several shades of Glimmer Mist to color: Rusty Red, Peach Delight, Red Tipped Roses, Summer Glow, Olive Vine, Walnut Gold.
STEP 4 – Paint the chipboard gates as well as the scrolls with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Caspian Sea, then apply Prima Rust paste in several colors. Afterwards brush some black paint over the surface.
STEP 5- Create the ‘cutest pumpkin’ sign by painting a wood sign with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Caspian Sea, rust paste and black paint. Attach a chalkboard sticker to the frame and stamp the title by coloring your alpha stamps with a chalk pen. (That pen is supposed to be non-permanent but experience has taught me it’s hard to get rid of. Almost impossible. Which is exactly what I want in this case!) Attach bits of chain with rings and give the chain some rust and black effects too. Make two holes in the box, thread the chain through and attach it to the back with hoops bigger than the holes.
STEP 6- Use some Glimmer Mists to alter the small dried apples and corn. I used Chalkboard Jade and Olive Green for one pumpkin, Summer Glow for the other pumpkin, and Summer Glow and Olive Vine for the corn.
STEP 7- Spray the Scrapiniec chipboard spiderwebs with Silver Glimmer Mist and cut tiny triangles from the burlap to create a banner. Ink the edges with black.
STEP 8 – Fill the bottom of the box with small leaves and add the pumpkins. Loosely shove the gate in place, careful not to break it. I added the lock and key with chain around both halves before this. Seemed easier.
STEP 9- Fussy cut the picture, attach the scarecrow, corn and hat. Glue the spiderwebs in the corners. Ink all the edges of the box with a black or brown ink.
One more close up of the locked gate. I love how real it looks, don’t you?
Mandy’s wall art is definitely something to be treasured! We love how she put so much work into every detail to show off her son’s pumpkin patch visit. If you would like to see more of Mandy’s work, visit her blog, Less Is Bore!
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