December 2021 - Cinderella pumpkin - by Emilia Tapiola

Hello, Art Daily Cafe friends, 

I loved the idea of Frozen Fractals and jumped into the chance to make a project with my daughter we had planned to do for some time now: a Cinderella pumpkin. Here’s how it was done…

First, I covered the whole papier mâché pumpkin with Finnabair tissue scraps, using Soft Matte Gel, and primed it twice with white Heavy Gesso. I tried to make some kind of ornamental curls for the pumpkin with hemp cord and Modeling Paste, not succeeding that well, but it was better than nothing, and using air dry clay, we made lots of stars and ornaments with moulds, glued them into the pumpkin and let it dry overnight. 

After adding some Mini Art Stones to the places where the clay had dried a bit uneven, I primed everything with gesso once again, and then we painted the whole pumpkin with Impasto paint Manor Blue.

Next step was to paint the pumpkin with blue Metallique and Opal Magic paints, and the ornaments with golden ones, and let it dry again. Then I added some Impasto paint mix of Pitch Black and Dark Chocolate over the ornaments to get them a bit highlighted. As a finishing touch we used lots of waxes (my daughter loves to use the waxes a lot) and added some sparkle with Golden Dust Jewel Paste.

And our Cinderella pumpkin was ready! It really is a pretty one, looking like a frosty winter pumpkin, sprinkled with magic.

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