Fall Pumpkin Plaque Decor

A fun festive and a bit scary decor plaque made with Denise Boddey Designs.

This mixed media fall decor plaque was quick and easy to make. It has a little glam and a little bit of scary. Follow along with the tutorial to see what I mean. Special thanks to Denise Boddey Designs for providing the pumpkin cut out for this piece. As a part of the Denise Boddey design team, this is my October project.

Materials:

  • yellow tissue paper
  • foam dots
  • wooden plaque
  • pumpkin cut out
  • paintbrush
  • fall leaves
  • ribbon bows
  • matte Mod Podge
  • white chalk paint
  • salmon paint
  • heat gun (optional)

Directions:


I began by using the chalk paint and doing a stain or whitewash technique on the plaque so the grain would show through.
To apply the paint, I wiped it on with a dry baby wipe.


Setting the plaque aside to dry, I painted the pumpkin with salmon-colored paint.


Once those were dry, I decided upon the arrangement, and then began to Mod Podge everything in place.


I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
The leaves didn’t want to stick down but as the Mod Podge dried and I tapped on the leaves, they flattened and stuck.
The wood plaque showed where the Mod Podge was even though it was matte, so I covered the entire plaque.


Using a piece of wrinkled yellow tissue paper, I Mod Podged it to the back of the pumpkin.


Using a bit of Fabri-tac, I placed the bows on the top of the plaque.


To adhere the pumpkin to the plaque, I wanted it raised so I used a stack of two pop dots.


Once the plaque was done, I had another thought. What about having the face of the pumpkin glow in the dark!
I painted the tissue to glow in the dark. I really wish I had thought of this earlier, it would have been easier to do!


Glow in the dark is hard to photograph but I think you can get the gist of it here.
This added the scary feature to the plaque that isn’t really expected in the light.


Here is a quick tip for hanging.
Use a soda can tab as the hanger, just glue it to the back of the plaque.


And it is finished and ready to hang for fall!

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Mod Podge - matte
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Salmon paint
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Glow in the Dark | Halloween Card

This month I am participating in a Halloween video blog hop. I created the card above for the hop and I am sharing the cutting files free (links below). The unique quality of this card is that the spider web glows in the dark.

I used my Cricut Maker to cut the black cardstock and the clear overhead projector sheet. I had some trouble finding the right setting for the overhead plastic, I ended up using the Cricut mat cover sheet setting and adding more pressure. The finished folded card is 6″ x 4″

Some items used in this post have been provided.

Materials:

  • black cardstock
  • white cardstock – 8″ x 6″
  • overhead projector sheet
  • glow in the dark paint
  • paintbrush
  • adhesive
  • Xyron
  • heat gun (optional)
  • personal cutting machine (Cricut Maker)
  • free cut files (linked below)

Directions:

The file contains both cut images. [cut file]
To download the file, click on the text in the brackets above, the image will open in a new window.
Right-click the image and save as an SVG file.

Video Tutorial:


Well, glow in the dark photographs blurry, but here is a close-up of the web.

The next video on the hop can be found here: https://youtu.be/dCFa8qXjiWQ

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Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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Polymer Clay and UV Resin Earrings

I am really excited about the results I am achieving with this technique. I think I have only just scratched the surface of the possibilities. I really like how the paint (DecoArt Interference) changes from white to colors when applied to a dark surface. The UV Resin really enhances the colors and gives emphasis to the dimension. I’ve only made earrings so far but I look forward to making pendants and more. The colors are so pretty and work together well.

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Materials:

Directions:

Using black polymer clay, stamp the surface, cut your shapes and bake to the manufacturer’s instructions.

video tutorial
close-up of polymer clay with paint
close-up with resin
finished earrings