Friday, September 28, 2018

CCB Fall Blog HOP! Altered Paper Pumpkin Canvas

  Hello Friends, it's Peggy Lee! Thank you so much for stopping by today. You are in for a treat! Today I am participating in a MEGA BLOG HOP!!!!!! There are over 30 fantastic designers world wide that have come together to showcase terrific fall projects that you can recreate and put your own artistic touches on in your craft room. You have seen a lot of these designers featured on sites like Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies and Canvas Corp Brands! Do you see a trend?
 This is the CCB Fall Blog HOP! Each of these designers have created a project to share with you on their blog. Some are offering prizes, so please hop on through to each blog. If you are inspired would you be so kind as to share the hop with others? We would truly appreciate it!
If you came here from Natassa Blazaki  you are hopping along....welcome!     

Let's get started with my Fall project.... An Altered Paper Pumpkin Canvas!
I knew I wanted to create a paper pumpkin, I grabbed a couple of the 
to create the paper pumpkins...I love the old wallpaper feel 
and florals with hints of old text. 

I first started with a hand drawn template onto chipboard, cut out a 
base template and then the pumpkin template pieces.

Here is a closer look at the 7Gypsies Architextures papers cut out in 
paper pieces. To help give depth to each piece I used Vintage Photo 
in Distress Ink to distress the edges of the paper pieces. 

I glued down the outer edges of the paper pumpkin pieces, and to 
give depth to the pumpkin I popped up the middle piece to help
give pumpkin life and movement.

Now onto the canvas, I started with The Crafter's Workshop 
White Gesso painted on a few layers to prime the canvas. 
I do love how this Gesso goes on so smoothly!

I went into my scrap drawer I gathered up a few paper scraps of 7Gypsies, as well as Tissue Stock Kraft and burlap  by Canvas Corp
Using up your scraps and fiber leftovers to create
beautiful backgrounds for your canvas art is a fabulous way to add texture. 

Next I grabbed a few stencils and TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
 placing them in a few areas over the canvas. Allow to dry.

After the canvas dried completely I started to give the canvas layers in color using Tattered Angels glimmer mist is a ray of colors. Please forgive me I was so into painting the canvas I forgot to snap a photo to share with you....oops! Once the canvas was dry I lightly brushed over the stencil patterns with Gesso to add highlights. Then I used a charcoal pencil to give shadow and depth to the canvas and around the pumpkins after I adhered the pumpkins to the canvas. Here is a  close up paper pumpkins on the canvas. I hope you have enjoyed my Fall altered paper pumpkin canvas. 

Thanks again for stopping by the blog and don't forget to hop along to the other bloggers we all have amazing Fall Inspiration to share with you. We hope you are so inspired that you join along with us, please share with us. Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog post for your chance to win a SURPRISE giveaway gift from me! You won't want to miss out!!!

Hop along to Nadine Carlier blog to see her Fall project!

Again thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Blog Hop List

Peggy Lee Baker (Your Here)

Canvas Corp-Tissuestock-Kraft, Natural & Green Burlap
7Gypsies-Architextures papers-Travel Habit, Made Fresh
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist-Apple, Graphite, Pistascho, Aged Brick
Partridge in a Pear Tree
Tattered Angels-Chalkboard-London Fog & Sandy Beach
The Crafter's Workshop-White Gesso, Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Clear Gesso
Ranger-Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Cheese Clothe
Chipboard pieces (scraps)


  1. Such a cute Autumn piece! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are gorgeous. I love the shabby chic look.

  3. This is so wonderful! I love the way you created your pumpkins and background and the lovely, soft colours!

    1. Thanks so much Karla, I so love shabby and pumpkins.

  4. Love those pumpkins, they are so cute!

  5. Super cut pumpkins, love your design.

  6. Hi Peggy, love the fabulous textures in your Fall creations. Gorgeous!

  7. Great textures with sweet pumpkin on it, love the super fun design!

  8. How marvelous this
    pumpkin canvas is!
    Love the design.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Hola Peggy! Acabo de encontrar tu blog y he quedado enamorada de tus trabajos, me encanta el estilo con que los decoras y los reciclajes tan creativos que realizas! Son unas calabazas adorables!
    Me quedo de seguidora para no perderme nada!