Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Mod Podged Tissue Papered Pumpkin

I’m finally getting around to some Fall projects. I’m a late bloomer. This is something that’s super easy and can stay out from Halloween through Thanksgiving. You will need:
  • Paper Mache Pumpkin (the one I used is about 6 inches across)
  • Tissue paper (I used 2 sheets, 12x12)
  • Mod Podge
I started with a paper mache pumpkin I found on sale after season last year. I’ve seen them this year at Michaels, JoAnn’s etc.

Paper Mache Pumpkin

On one of my recent Michaels trips, I discovered packs of Recollections printed tissue papers in the scrapbook paper aisle. They were $1.99 for a pack of 5 regular price.

Recollections TIssue Papers

For this project, I chose the script paper. This is a good project to do if you’re in a bad mood. Not saying that I was, just saying. Why? Because you get to scrunch and tear stuff! Tear all four edges of your papers first. Then:

Recollections Paper Pumpkin

Wad, scrunch, ball up your paper. Unwad, then tear into smaller pieces:

Recollections Paper Pumpkin 2

The reason you’ll want to have torn your edges first is that they blend better when podging.

Mod Podge Pumpkin

Apply Mod Podge ( I used Matte Finish) to the back of your paper pieces, then apply your paper to the pumpkin. Since tissue paper is thin you don’t want to oversaturate but it’s also very forgiving and gets in the creases of the pumpkin unlike stiffer paper would.

I was conscious but not OCD about making sure the script was all going the same way.

Mod Podge Tissue Paper Pumpkin

In some spots, paper got layered  making things more opaque, and in others it didn’t and I liked the effect of some of the naked pumpkin showing through.

Tissue Paper Pumpkin

Once you’ve got all of your paper on, coat with Mod Podge and just wait for it to dry.  I’m working on another variation so check back soon.

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10 comments:

Alderberry Hill said...

Mod Podg'ing a pumpkin rocks...I don't think that's a word but I'm going with it anyways. I picked up some pumpkins at the dollar store and covered them with fabric using Mod Podge!

southernscraps said...

This turned out so pretty!

Netty said...

Love your podged punpkin Carol, x

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Cute, Carol! I love how it turned out! I would be OCD about NOT paying attention to the direction of the script, too. ;)

Linda said...

those are adorable! I can see that I need to visit the dollar store soon!

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suzyq said...

Gorgeous!!!
I have never mod podged anything in my life - you make me want to try it badly, lol
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Kathy Moody said...

I love this! I have been wanting to Modpodge some pumpkins. After seeing your gorgeous pumpkin, I need to get busy. So pretty. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I knew I picked up that dollar store pumpkin for something! Love it.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I got some really cool tissue paper in the bag from a shopping trip recently and saved it to do this exact thing. Can't wait to do it now! Yours look great!