Spooky Diorama Graveyard Pumpkin
- Graveyard scene from Lemax
- One white medium sized pumpkin
- Mini Blue Star Christmas battery powered light set by Lemax
- Acrylic paints
- Mod Podge in Matte
- Pearl X Powder
- Martha Stewart Insect Decoupage papers
- Antiquing Glaze
- Great Stuff from Home Depot
Start out with a medium white pumpkin, cut out edge scene with exacto knife,
I freehanded mine but you could easily use a stencil and lightly pencil on your cut out design.
Superglue the lights to the inside of the pumpkin,Paint the interior, I used various brands of acrylic craft paints in very dark shades of purple and black.
Cut small hole in back for light set to fit through, I had to fix one of the connections with a tap of solder!
There was a large gap between the scene and the bottom of the pumpkin, this is where the Great Stuff came into play, be sure to wear surgical gloves and use very sparingly. This stuff really expands and it is very, very sticky and messy! The foam expanded a lot more than I wanted and I had to remove quite a bit with an exacto knife.
Next carve out the ground effects of rock and soil, Then paint over the ground with moss greens and browns, and apply small amounts of reindeer moss with some glue on the inside to achieve a realistic effect.
Next came the decoupage, simply apply a thin layer of mod podge to the area you want to apply the cutout to, then apply a thin layer to the back of your cutout, place on pumpkin smooth out bubbles and bends to the pumpkin form let dry, and apply a few coats over each cutout for protection.
The paper edges of the cutouts were a lot whiter than the pumpkin itself so I applied antiquing glaze over the whole thing with a stipple brush to get in all the grooves, and to give the piece a grungy graveyard feel.
Then I painted on some blue iridescent highlights to the bugs to accent the interior blue light, with gel medium and some Pearl X powder in True Blue, Then highlighted the moon cutout with a touch of acrylic yellow. Finally to finish it off add a touch of airmoss with tiny drops of superglue to the outside for an added creepy effect.
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