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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday - Havest Moon Pumpkin

Metamorphosis Monday is sponsored by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH . Make sure to visit her blog and see all the wonderful transformations!

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Several years ago I admired this Harvest Moon pumpkin in a page I had torn out of Country Living magazine and stored in my Fall idea file. So, eventually I decided to try to copy it. The original is charcoal on a real white pumpkin as you can see below.

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I wanted to be able to enjoy my Harvest Moon pumpkin for many years, so I started with a white faux pumpkin from Micheals. I first painted the stem two shade of brown to look more realistic. Then to mimic the charcoal effect I used black, white and great acrylic paints to paint the facial features.

Here is my pumpkin below

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and on my mantle -
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Just a little paint turned a plain white pumpkin into something I had admired for years!

Enjoy all the other transformations at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH .
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