Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pumpkin On The Rust & Rust On The Pumpkin

Well, it's officially Fall, so it's time to start posting pumpkin projects. Doesn't it seem like just yesterday it was Fall 2016? It certainly doesn't feel like Fall here in Georgia. We've been having temperatures in the 90's! I hear cooler weather is coming  this week...cooler as in 80!

When I found this rust covered piece of metal, I knew just what I was going to do, even though the heat makes you think of the pool more than pumpkins! 

 I sketched out 3 pumpkins and started filling them in with white acrylic paint...
I used black & brown acrylics to add the detail...

The orange rust color was the perfect backdrop for white pumpkins!
 Luckily, I finished the pumpkin painting just a few minutes before Irma came through as a tropical storm and knocked our power out for 3 days!

For another rusty pumpkin project...
I took this little jelly jar & painted it with the color Florida Orange from the Dixie Belle Paint Company, & glazed it with Van Dyke Brown glaze. I used Dixie Belle's Patina Collection to rust the lid, then cut a wine cork in half to use as a stem.
Then I gouged his eyes out! That sounds awful but it's kind of what happened. I used a sharp pencil and scraped the paint away to form the eyes & mouth.
So, which is your favorite...
pumpkins on rust, or rust on the pumpkin?

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  1. Love both of your projects...and sorry about being w/o elec for 3 days!! How frustrating!

  2. I love both of these!! Just getting into the fall decorating mode was near 90 the past week here too and I am in Upstate NY!

  3. Those are both fabulous ideas. I love the pumpkins on the rust more, but the rust on the pumpkin is much more do-able for me. Thanks for sharing your projects. They're great!!

  4. They are both so cute I can't choose a favorite! I love the rustic tin piece. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Yikes. Glad you made it through Irma with only losing power for a few days :( . LOVE this piece! The rusty goodness combined with the gorgeous white pumpkins. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!


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