- Paper Mache Pumpkin (the one I used is about 6 inches across)
- Tissue paper (I used 2 sheets, 12x12)
- Mod Podge
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.
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:
Wad, scrunch, ball up your paper. Unwad, then tear into smaller pieces:
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.
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.