I tried to decoupage an egg last Easter, not a good experience. Silly me, thought I’d try it again for the fall. Who was I kidding? I need an intervention. Hello, my name is Sheila, and I am decoupage-challenged. Part of my therapy is to share with you my decoupage pumpkin fail. May it never happen again.
Here is the poor unsuspecting pumpkin before I tried to clothe him. (I think he’s actually a squash, but don’t tell him that.)
I tore pieces from a music book and attached them with Mod Podge. This took a couple of hours, mostly because I was trying (and failing) to get the paper to lie flat. Maybe the paper was too thick? Poor guy, he went from bare to lumpy.
I thought glazing him would help cover up some of the lumpiness, but it actually highlighted the disaster. Try, try again. I wrapped twine along the grooves and formed a loop on top with each piece.
Pretty sad, huh? After gluing twine along all the grooves, I glued more twine in a spiral on the top, wrapping it around the loops to create a stem. The stem is the one thing that turned out ok. Probably because it didn’t involve decoupage.
Oh, if in spite of my disaster, you decide to give this a try, don’t wrap the twine around the bottom and back up the other side. You will end up with a wobbly pumpkin. I thought if I added a circle of twine, it would level out. Nope.
I had to trim away the twine inside the circle. He sits flat now, but still sad to look at.
Maybe with some ivy placed strategically around? Maybe I should name him Adam…
Still sad. Anyone else have trouble with decoupage? Or am I alone in my decoupage pumpkin fail?