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blog - posh pumpkins!

 posh pumpkins!


 leave the carving to the kids this year and create your own 'posh pumpkins' to 

decorate the house - perfect for your halloween celebrations! 







We created this effect using Appliglue and gold foil. 

For our first try we foiled directly onto the pumpkin


Before starting we sealed the pumpkins - we used our decoupage finish but any varnish will do.  We then left overnight to dry completely  We then smeared clear Appliglue over the pumpkin, left it to dry for 5 - 10 mins and then started foiling. Simply apply the foil and rub with a soft cloth to achieve the foiling.  Repeat the process several times to get good coverage.  The foil leaves it with a natural gloss finish!


 For full instructions on how to use Appliglue with textile foils click here





 We then tried painting the pumpkin first  and were delighted with the results


 A tester pot from your local DIY store is perfect.  We gave the pumpkim a bit of a rub with sandpaper first and then sealed afterwards with decoupage finish as above  Once the decoupage is dry fthen start foiling as above  






previous posts;



  butterfly tshirt
  floral frame
rafia hat decoupage
  upcycled wedges
   new year repairs
rustic xmas tree
posh pumpkins
pencil case upcycled
xmas elephant card
 foiled xmas twig tree
autumnal weaves
halloween 2018
funky flipflops!
ocean billet doux
jo mabbutt
designs on eggs
chinese new year 2018
doris - the tail end!
lucie dodd
dominic mckeown
tracy lowry
niamh weaves
sarah noble
amy edwards
art & the seaside
summer celebrations
celebration letters
spring cleaning!
susan adams 2017
valentine cards
chinese new year
mend it!
transferglaze dolls plates
halloween 2016
molly meadway
toys tea party
bridget davies art
emily rose middleton
alice godwin
francesca gibbs
sofia rufin
nicole ferry
marmaduke london
ewa's spring flower inspiration
bird house
susan adams
sarah appleton
four corners cafe
festive foiling
hilary beattie 2015
halloween 2015
England colours
pirate pedalo
doll's house patio
sarah van reenen
ali reed 
jannine knight
clementina's fishshop
flutter designs
bridget davies
  mothers day 2015
foiled boots
doris at Christmas!
kim thittichai
ewa morawski
nova & lorsten
autumn 2014
jennifer gould
hilary beattie
mary yanke
father's day 2014
doll's wardrobe
name it, mark it
all sorts of eggs!
transferglaze egg
appliglue t shirt
  doll's house furniture
appliglue glasses case
craquelure heart
valentine's day 2014 
  christmas 2013
  halloween 2013
  summer in the garden 2013
  getting ready for summer 2013