Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Transforming to Suit – Pumpkins

My project is nearly complete. I am just tidying up a few things. One of the elements I wanted to include was a pumpkin or two. I found some the right size but they were much too neat for the style I am using. I decided the best way to achieve the look I was after was to change them.

Here are some photos I took during the transformation.


This is how they looked to begin with.


I had never tried this technique on a three dimensional object so it was an experiment.


Here is one stage of the painting.  I thought I had another photo of them without the green but I must have been dreaming.


I liked them this way but I decided they needed to go a bit further.


The stems got a makeover as well.  Not much – just a little.


The stems from another perspective – left to right: base coat, 2nd coat, 3rd coat of paint.


The final incarnation – a bit more aged.  So much fun – after you get past the scary part of committing yourself to the fact that after a certain point there’s no turning back.



  1. Hi Miss Ginger,

    Might you say "the pumpkin of no return"? Giggle.

    Hi, Sebastian.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

  2. Eeek... No turning back..... What is it to be. Something scary?????? Sebastian, hide your face if you are scared.
    Hugs Wilbur

  3. Ooooh, they turned out very awesome... I like the new colors a lot!

  4. Lol, love that you uglied up your pumpkins :oD


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