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 where I would share this story, believing many of you have done the same type of random crafting… in one way or another. Crafters do that, right?) Anyway… what to do with the Jack-O-Lanterns? Put them on invitations, make note cards, decorate a brown sack lunch, decorate a picture frame OR just amuse yourself during an hour long phone conversation. Here are the totally simple directions!
Orange paint or ink
black and brown markers – thin or ultra thin points
1] Get paint or ink the fingerprint portion of your thumb.
2] Press your thumb on paper.
3] Wait for the ink or paint to dry completely then draw on faces, stems and lines.
That’s all there is to it. Got kids around? Super great and easy craft to do with them. Although this is a humble craft indeed… enjoy 🙂
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