Friday, September 27

Welcome To The 143rd Masterpiece Monday!


Hi! I've been trying to think up new ways to use up all of the free paint samples I've acquired recently. 
I decided to create a coastal style Fall pumpkin.
I know in this picture, it looks like I painted the pumpkin white, but it's actually a mint green color, called "Tranquility" by Valspar. The second color is "Poolside Blue" by Benjamin Moore.
I used zebra print tape, which comes in this nifty sheet, with a measuring peel-off grid on the back.
I just traced my seahorse on the back and cut it out.
As for the chevron pattern, I tried to find a way to use painters tape to make the design, but it pulled off the first coat of paint. 
So I just gave up and free handed it. 
I discovered that it's very hard to make straight geometric designs on an irregular shaped round object.
At least..... it was hard for me.  It was so much easier for me to free hand it. Although..... you just don't get the crisp, clean lines as you would with tape. But who cares? It was fun to do anyway!
After it was completely dry, I applied my giant zebra seahorse sticker and that was that, all done!
Boogieboard Cottage

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Linking this week to the scoop at Confessions Of A Plate Addict 

18 comments:

  1. Hi Mary, loved the Big Hilda in the Pumpkin Patch. Thanks for hosting Masterpiece Monday # 143. That is a LOT of weeks. Rain in my area (coastal BC) but thats normal for here.
    Joy

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  2. I love your cute pumpkina and your pretty vignette. Thank you for hosting this great party. Have a nice weekend.
    FABBY

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  3. Mary, I love your cute little pumpkin - it's perfect for the coastal feel... thank you for hosting and have a great weekend...Cathy

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  4. Thanks for hosting, Mary! Love the chevron pumpkin idea :)

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  5. Love this pumpkin with the seahorse. What a creative idea!!
    Found you through Serenity Saturday. Stalking your blog!

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  6. Thanks for hosting :) always enjoy seeing your latest projects!

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  7. Very clever! Have a great week.

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  8. What a fun twist on a pumpkin. I think you did a great job on the Chevron! Thanks for hosting.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Thanks for hosting!! Fun twist for fall! ~Zuni

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  10. You get a 100 for this project. It turned out very chevron and zebra like LOL
    Thanks for hosting the show & tell party for us today

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  11. Thank you for hosting! I discovered your blog from Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life and I'm really glad I did =) I am linking up and hope you get a chance to visit my blog! Have a great week!

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  12. Such a darling seahorse pumpkin! Thank you Mary for sharing and for hosting.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  13. Fabulous Seahorse Pumpkin. Clever, clever!!!! Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Love the pumpkin! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  15. Love everything about Fall, all of the decorations are fabulous. Thank you so much for hosting.
    Jeannie

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  16. Thanks for hosting, Mary. Wonderful to find your beautiful blog! You have a new follower.
    Have a great day.

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