Scrap Fabric Pumpkin Art

It feels like Fall is officially here and I have been thinking about a few Fall projects lately. I talked about last week the Ghost globes and they are still in the planning phase and hope to have them finished very soon. While in the process of figuring out the design for the globes, my mind went astray and found another project for me to work on. I have lot of scrap fabric and I am always trying to use every last bit of it and so I created another project..Scrap Fabric Pumpkin Art. First I started with an image of a pumpkin.
Just a nice black and white image that I download from the web. Then I used my favorite technique and cut the image it to pattern pieces.

Now I numbered them so I knew what order then went in since when I first cut them out I got them a little mixed up. Next I traced and cut the pieces from my fabric.

Pretty easy, just trace and cut. Then I laid out my pieces to make sure they looked like a pumpkin.

Looking at this now, I could have done two things different. One would be to cut all the pieces out consecutively so the fabric pattern lined up or not cut them that way so it would be more interesting. That will be a challenge for next time. 
Next I took a plain canvas...

And painted it a burnt yellow color, adding a little bit of water to make it more like a wash and to get more texture...
I let that dry and then I laid out my pieces on the canvas to see how they would look.

 I did add a stem but it took me a few tries since every fabric I used just didn't look right, I finally settled on this one but still not in love with it. Next I coated each piece with good old Mod Podge and when they were dry, coated the entire project with it.

I let that dry and then hung it on the wall..

Some interesting art for the Fall!.. I might brush a thin coat of brown over it to give it more of antique finish, but for now I think it looks great and another wonderful way to use scrap fabric! Enjoy!


Comments

  1. Thanks! It was Super Easy and fun.. Next time I might make one with just black and white fabric!

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  2. Great idea! It turned out super cute!!

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  3. What a wonderful project. I find this so inspirational -- In additional pumpkins, a person could also use this technique for an item that was non-seasonal. Thank you for sharing your excellent tutorial. I look forward to following you -- my name is Janet too! (although I go by "Jan") most of the time. I invite you to visit my blog and, if so inspired, please follow me as well!

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  4. This turned out so beautiful! The possibilities on this craft are endless.

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  5. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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  6. i love this! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  7. so cute!! And simple.. gotta love that! I love the fabric you used!! :)

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  8. that looks fantastic! i love the fabric that you chose, too! so great!

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  9. Wow that is so clever and it came out gorgeous! I just clicked over from Craft Gossip. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

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  10. Neat idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  11. How cute. I wouldn't have thought about making fabric art like this. I like the brushed background, too.

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  12. I love this idea! I've seen very intricate fabric art that I've wanted to try but this is MUCH more doable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. What a cute project! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  14. Really cute and I like your choice of stem. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Such awesome and fun fall art!

    I've linked to you over at Pumpkin Week:

    http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/2010/10/pumpkin-week-daily-dozen_04.html

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