Stenciled Pumpkin 🎃

fall pumpkin Oct 27, 2022
 

I love making pumpkins, and this is a super fun one with lots of glass, seed beads, and stenciling! I'm making this on a 10x10 canvas and I will show you exactly how I made this stenciled pumpkin that is perfect for the fall season. 

First, paint your background with white paint and add a little bit of Hauser Light Green. Try to focus your color on the upper portion of your canvas since your pumpkin will be towards the bottom.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkins with a stylus onto the canvas. 

I'm going to use Spiced Pumpkin, Toasted Terracotta, and Gilded Oak to paint my pumpkin. I'm going to paint each pumpkin section. I will start with the Spiced Pumpkin and add highlighting and definition with the other colors. I'm also painting the stem with brown, green, and white paint. I'm also painting a green leaf with light green, dark green, and white. Let dry.

Now, we are going to stencil. I have this...

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Pumpkin Stack 🎃

fall pumpkin Oct 20, 2022
 

We are making this fun pumpkin stack on a 6x12 canvas with different colored pumpkins, lots of glass, and even some vitrigraph pieces. This is the perfect fall piece to make this month, and I love the way it all came together.

First, we are going to paint our background. I am using Anita's White as well as Hauser Green to create an abstract background. Let dry. 

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkins with a stylus onto the canvas. I am going to leave some space on the bottom for my glass and vitrigraph.

Now, it's time to paint! I am doing an orange, blue, and off-white pumpkin. I am painting my bottom pumpkin orange with Warm Sunset and Spiced Pumpkin as well as some white paint for highlights. 

My next pumpkin will be painted with Spa Blue and Mermaid Blue as well as some white paint for highlighting.

My last pumpkin will be painted with Vintage White as well as some Traditional Burnt Umber. Then,...

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Wooden Angels 😇

angel Oct 12, 2022
 

I grabbed these wooden angels from Hobby Lobby and knew I wanted to create something fun with it! This tutorial is really just me playing and adding fun stuff to these cute little angels. I am going to do a little bit of painting, adding glass, adding foil, and finishing it off with resin.

The first one I am painting a metallic purple color with some metallic teal on the body. Then, I'm painting the wings with Metallic Pearl. 

The next one, I am painting with a metallic pink - Rose Shimmer and the wings with the Metallic Pearl. I am taking some foil glue and painting that onto my angel. Let this dry. Then, rub your foil on your angel.

My next angel I am painting white. I have a stencil that I am going to use on this one's wings. Take a small stencil brush and apply some Metallic Pearl paint. Then, I am painting body gold. 

The next one I am painting with the Metallic Blue Lagoon and white wings.

My next angel is going to be painted with a silver color...

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Fall Leaves 🍁

fall Oct 05, 2022
 

We are using a 6x6 canvas today to create a simple fall scene complete with glass, green vitrigraph, pinecones, and acorns. There are all kinds of goodies in this piece and I can't wait to show you exactly how to make it! 

First, I am painting the background with white paint as well as light green. Let dry.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace the leaves with a stylus onto the canvas.

I'm making these fall leaves very colorful. I am using Cherry Red, Burnt Orange, Gilded Oak (dark mustard), Crocodile Green, and Burnt Umber. I am also using the brown on the stems. I am doing lots of blending on the leaves and just going back and forth between each color. Make sure you cover your tracer lines! Let dry.

Next, I will add details with my graphic pen. I am just outlining my leaves and stems with short strokes. 

Now it's time to add our glass and other goodies! I am adding green vitrigraph, some acorns and...

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Blue Velvet Pumpkin 💙

fall pumpkin Sep 28, 2022
 

Today we are using a 10x10 canvas to create this beautiful blue velvet pumpkin on a gold background. I started off by painting my background with black paint then I did three coats of gold paint - and this background is truly stunning! Let's continue by painting a blue pumpkin and adding some glass pieces (including a very cool glass stem!)

Grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin with a stylus onto the canvas. I'm going to use a piece of glass for my stem, so I'm going to skip tracing that.

Next, I am going to paint my pumpkin with Prussian Blue. I am painting one little section at a time. Let dry.

I will add another coat of the blue paint and also add some highlights and definition with black paint and white paint. Let dry.

Now I'm going the little spot where I am going to put my stem with Traditional Burnt Umber and Raw Umber brown paint. I am also going to add some champagne colored floral glass in the center too.

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Candy Corn Pumpkin

fall pumpkin Sep 21, 2022
 

Today we are making a candy corn pumpkin, complete with an adorable glass stem that will fit perfectly. I'm also using some vase glass and will show you how I add these pieces to my 5x7 canvas. 

The first thing we are going to do is paint the background white. This just helps create a nice, smooth canvas. Let dry.

Grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin with a stylus onto the canvas. 

Now, let's paint our pumpkin! I am using white, orange, and yellow paint. I'm using a 1/2 inch flat brush and we're going to be blending these colors. We do not want hard lines between the colors. 

I'm starting with yellow at the bottom, orange in the middle, and white at the top. Let dry.

Let's add details with our graphic pen. I'm just going to outline the pumpkin with short strokes. 

I have a piece of glass from a glassblower that I am going to use for the stem! You could call a local glassblower and see if they have any...

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Crazy Orange Pumpkin

fall pumpkin Sep 14, 2022
 

It's officially pumpkin season! I love making pumpkins (I think I made like 20 last year!) We are starting off very basic with an orange pumpkin with a teal blue background and some clear glass and beads on a 6x6 canvas. We are mixing some crazy colors together and having some fun. Let's get started! 

We are going to start by painting the background with white paint, Mermaid Blue, and a green teal color. Add strokes in all different directions as you mix the colors. I'm also painting the sides as well. Let dry.

Grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin with a stylus onto the canvas. 

I'm using Spiced Pumpkin, Terracotta, Heritage Brick, and Yellow Ochre to paint the pumpkin. I'm going to start with the Spiced Pumpkin color and then add in some of the other colors for highlights and definition. I'm even going to add in a little bit of the blue paint too. I'm just adding in colors that make me happy!

Now, I'm...

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Orange and Black Pumpkin 🎃

fall pumpkin Sep 07, 2022
 

We are using a 4x12 canvas today, which I've only been able to find at Michael's. We are doing a cute tall pumpkin with an old, twisty stem and a black background. I'll also be adding some clear glass and resin to make it all pop!

Start by painting your canvas with black paint. I did two coats of paint. Let dry.

Grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin with a stylus onto the canvas. I'm going to freehand mine with a watercolor pencil.

I'm going to be using Burnt Orange as the base color of my pumpkin. I'm also using Heritage Brick, Gilded Oak, Raw Umber, and a little bit of white paint. 

Start by painting the entire pumpkin with the Burnt Orange. Then, paint your stem with the Raw Umber. 

Next, I'm going to add some shadowing and details to our pumpkin. I'm using the other colors on my palette, like Heritage Brick, Gilded Oak, and the white.

 Let's work on the stem. I'm going to add a little bit of green...

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Hope Sunflower 🌻

flower Aug 31, 2022
 

We're finishing out our sunflower series today with a Hope Sunflower! This one will be facing forward and has the word "hope" in it. Again, I'm using seed beads for the center of the sunflower along with some clear glass along the bottom of my canvas. 

First, we will grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace the sunflower with a stylus onto the canvas (just the flower for now, we'll do the "hope" later)

Next, I am painting my background with turquoise and white paint, just going around my traced sunflower. I'm also painting my edges too. Let dry.

Next, grab your tracer again, tape it to the canvas, place the graphite paper underneath, and trace the word "hope" with your stylus.

I'm painting the sunflower petals with Antique Gold. I'm also painting the leaves with a light green. I'm using a #12 round brush. Let dry.

Next, I'm adding some highlights and lowlights on my petals with some Crocus and Terracotta paint. For the leaves,...

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Love Sunflower ❤️ 🌻

flower Aug 24, 2022
 

I'm continuing with our little sunflower series! This sunflower will be facing the other way and will have the word "love" included. We will be doing a similar turquoise and white background as well as including clear glass on the bottom and some seed beads in my sunflower center. Let's get started!

First, we will grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace the sunflower with a stylus onto the canvas (just the flower for now, we'll do the "love" later)

Next, I am painting my background with turquoise and white paint, just going around my traced sunflower. I'm also painting my edges too. Let dry.

Next, grab your tracer again, tape it to the canvas, place the graphite paper underneath, and trace the word "love" with your stylus.

I'm painting my leaves with Hauser Green. I'm using a #6 round brush.

For my sunflower, I am going to use some different, fun colors! I am using the Marigold color again, plus some Spiced Pumpkin (orange) and...

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