Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Rita Barakat + Plaid Crafts Blog Hop

Welcome to Rita Barakat and Plaid Crafts Blog Hop.
'Tis the season for everything pumpkin! I love all the non-traditional colors and themes used to decorate pumpkins. And since it's always mermaid season, I decorated a couple dollar store pumpkins using Rita's Mermaid Tails ephemera.

I used Plaid's Colorshift Purple Flash, Dragonfly Glaze in Green & Gold, Glitterific Purple, Folk Art Treasure Gold and Turquoise acrylic paint.

The purple pumpkin got two coats of Colorshift in Purple Flash, drying time took a little longer but so worth it! I then used the Glitterific in Purple for the top of the pumpkin. I added Rita's Mermaid die cut with hot glue and then added the flowers.

I used purple roses and purple pearls to decorate throughout the pumpkin. The Colorshift and Glitterific looks amazing! 

The turquoise also got two coats of Plaid acrylic paint in Turquoise. After it completely dried, I applied one coat of the Dragonfly Glaze in Green and Gold. After the glaze dried, I used a dry brush to apply the Folk Art Treasure Gold. I then added the gorgeous mermaid and scattered fabric, paper and resin flowers throughout the pumpkin.

I'm so loving how the mermaid theme pumpkins turned out!

Please visit each stop, here is the complete list:
JustYolie --- you are here
Marta Lucia
Michelle Wells
Hannah Rubenstahl