Saturday, October 17, 2009

If it's wrong I don't want to be right

Sometimes I come up with Ideas that seem fool proof and amazing.
Hence, the Glitter Pumpkin
After Drawing out a monogram H on a piece of paper that I liked I copied that onto a pumpkin with a felt tip pen. This was no small task, though it may seem elementary. After more than a few minutes of balancing my pumpkin with my ribs and forearm and drawing with the other, I finished my outline. I then moved onto filling it in with glitter glue. This part was surprisingly less challenging, but still took quite a bit of time. Once this was accomplished, I set the embellished Pumpkin on it's back between my Jack Lalaine's juicer and my sugar bowl. I let it dry for a few hours and it looked ever so lovely. So I displayed it on my front porch. The Sun Bounced all over the glorious glitter and I went to bed that night quite Happy since last years "AWESOME" idea for my pumpkins had been a bust. The next day I woke up and took my dog for a walk only to return to what you see in the picture above. A cracked and falling apart masterpiece! arggggg! I am convinced if I had displayed it inside my house this never would have happened. Ah well! Time for a new idea I suppose.

2 comments:

Trish said...

It's a great idea!! Truly beautiful and the front doesn't get all shriveled and yucky from the carving.

Michelle said...

It still looks good! I am sure there is a way to make it stay on a little better. Great job!