Thursday, September 2, 2010

Faux Bois Pumpkin

I always argue with people when they say I'm "artistic"...
no. I'm "crafty" there is defiantly a difference.

Artistic people have skill. They have excellent execution. They exhibit taste and discriminating judgment. I however, rip off get inspired by other peoples ideas and make my own.

This image is everywhere....
I am obsessed with the faux bois pumpkin
{via my facebook wall-from a friend, but originally via Country Living}

Since I am not "artistic" the thought of painting these simple black lines
on a white pumpkin really overwhelmed me.

I searched for more ideas... {i love you google images} and found this image...

{via google images via paper crave}

that lead me to this image
{a free download....eeeeeepppppp!}

I printed this out ...
cut into random strips...
rubbed pencil over the back to make it into a makeshift carbon paper...
and lightly drew over the lines with a pencil...
then drew over the pencil lines with my sharpie paint pen.






I don't LOVE it, but I like it.
maybe because my pumpkin was bigger than the one in the picture...
maybe because I have too many "knots" and not enough lines...

I will try again with a smaller pumpkin and let you know how it goes.



{I risked my life for this photo... see the HUGE spider in the right corner! eeeeekkkkk!}



5 comments:

mommara said...

I still love the Reagan one from last year. the wood grain looks more retro Hippy to me but I like it! :) and Eeeeepppp about that spider.

Shanna said...

Whoa spidy! Such a good idea with the "carbon" paper, I would have ended up trying to freehand it, and it would have turned out CRAZY!

theultimate said...

I have been telling hubby how badly I want to go to a pumpkin patch and get some pumpkins to decorate the porch, but I don't think he understands how much I want to go! =]

I love your little arrangement! I smell fall!

The Hill House said...

Ha! There would be no picture and my pumpkins would've been splattered on the ground if I had seen that spider! Cute idea though; glad you ripped it off from someone and shared with us! :)

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

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