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Pumpkin Spider

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
A spider who is not so scary.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Item #CS11215
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.

$6.29

Other Supplies
Small craft pumpkin
8 curly chenille stems (18 mm x 12”)
4 sheets lime green tissue paper
2 wood circles (1 ½”)
2 feet black yarn/string (to hang pumpkin)
Awl
Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Paint each wood circle with Wicker White; allow to dry.
  2. Paint stem of pumpkin and eyes on circles as shown with Licorice. Let dry.
  3. Follow instructions on Demensional Magic and completely cover the front of each wood circle with Dimensional Magic. Set aside in an undisturbed place to dry.
  4. Cut sheets of tissue paper into 4" squares. “Scrunch up” each piece of tissue paper by laying on a flat surface and pushing each corner to the center.
  5. After papers are prepared, adhere papers to pumpkin with Mod Podge, Covering entire pumpkin except stem. Allow to dry.
  6. Use a dry brush to lightly paint tissue paper with Licorice (refer to photo). Allow to dry.
  7. Give the pumpkin a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry by setting the pumpkin upside down in a wide mouthed bottle.
  8. Use awl to punch holes for chenille stems (legs) making four holes on each side of the pumpkin, one inch apart and one inch down from the stem. Hot glue chenille stems in place then make two bends in each “leg” (refer to photo).
  9. Make a hole through the stem and tie on yarn/string to hang.
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