Monday, October 14, 2013

Carve a Pumpkin with a Stencil!

 

This week over on the StencilGirl Talk Blog we are doing a collaboration with 
all week!
My project show today was a pumpkin that I carved using a StencilGirl stencil designed by June Phaff Daley called Spider Web. I thought I'd show you how I did it and what I did with one of the products that Xyron sent us to play with.

Let's start with the adhesive dots by Xyron. These were a very familiar product to me, but I wanted to use them in a different way than just an adhesive. I pulled some
 flocking out of my stash and gently rubbed it into the dots. 
INSTANT flocked adhesive dots!



I set those aside and will be using them later.

Pumpkin carving...I have many memories of carving pumpkins from my childhood. Some involved contests and HUGE power tools, but that is a story for another day :)
In recent years, I have had so much fun doing this every year with my kids. Well, life goes on and now my kids are big and don't really carve with me and I don't really like the mess so a few years ago I changed over to fake pumpkins to carve. I have quite a few of them now. The best part--I get to use them every year and they don't mold! I usually use a 40% off coupon at Michaels or Joann's and this really is a fun, cheap way to get beautiful pumpkins. I use the simple carving tools that can be found at the Dollar Store.


This year since I am all about StencilGirl stencils and different ways to use them I decided to use a stencil for my annual pumpkin carving. I chose one designed by June Pfaff Daley called Spider Web. Using painter's tape, I masked off the edges of the stencil I didn't want and taped it to the pumpkin. Using acrylic paint (burnt siena) I stenciled the pumpkin with a cosmetic sponge.


Then the fun started!


I have to tell you...although you would think the smaller spaces are the hardest...the BIG spaces are much harder not to make a mistake and cut where you don't want.
All carved! 
Bring back those flocked dots!


I hope you enjoyed my carving as much as I did!
Thanks for stopping by!





20 comments :

  1. OMG- Now I can't wait to carve a pumpkin! Had almost decided not to do one this year but not now!

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  2. AWWWW Really?! Wow! Very Dramatic! I haven't carved pumpkins in years! Makes me want to! xoxo

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  3. How fun! Great use
    of the stencils. Thanks
    for the tip on the flocked
    dots!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Spooktacular! Micheal's here I come armed with my 40% off coupon!!! Can't wait to amaze my family and friends! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Love this pumpkin. I may startcarving again with inspiration like this

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  6. WOW - your pumpkin is SO COOL!!!
    Love you used the stencil and made your flocked dots - thank you for the inspiration :)

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  7. I love love love your pumpkin, Maria!
    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!

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  8. Are you flocking kidding me? Who knew? This is just eye opening and amazing, Maria.

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  9. The flocked dot idea is BRILLIANT. I must try this out!
    <3 J

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  10. That's so neat...and the dots tip is filed away for future reference.

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  11. Maria, love all of your creative ideas! so much fun to create with all of you Stencil Girls, this week!

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  12. OMG Maria, how fantastic is this! How you carved it so beautifully I will never know. xox

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  13. THis is gorgeous!! It was a blast playing with all of you Stencil Girls this week!!

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  14. You look like a pro! What a fab idea. Love it!

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  15. Maria!!!! You're ridiculous!!! I have missed your inspiration!!! HUGS my friend! It's has been too long! Sorry this is a little late but thank you SO much for swapping and hopping with us over at Xyron! :) We had a great time!!!

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