What happens when you combine a compulsive doodler, orange paint and an hour long phone conversation? A gaggle of pumpkins, of course! Seriously, I'm on the phone and there was my cheese box of paints sitting next to me. I was playing with the paint bottles... because compulsive doodlers are also world class "fidgeters". So, I'm popping the top of the orange paint and some squirted out. While cleaning it up with some scraps from the wastebasket, I noticed I got some on my thumb. Naturally, I needed to clean my thumb (BTW... all the while talking on the phone) so I went to rub it off on scrap paper, and although smeared, left behind a thumbprint... true story. Well, you can imagine where it goes from there!
While on the phone, I made a garland, a wreath, and a brick wall of pumpkins, and, with the help of a thin point black magic marker and a brown and gold Sharpie, turned those little pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns. So, this really isn't a tutorial, per se, but rather the sharing of a process. (BTW... a craft blog is the ONLY place in the world...Read more