Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Pumpkin Patch by Audrey Yeager

'Tis the season for everything PUMPKIN!  I used the "Pumpkin Patch" cut file from the store for this page about our visit to the patch!

I wanted the pumpkin to be the stand out element on the page, and because the lines were very detailed, I didn't want to cut it too small.  In Silhouette Design Studio, I always draw boxes that are the size of my photos to help me gauge how big to cut a file. You can see that process in my video below.

Pumpkin Patch Cut File

I began by back the cut file (which I cut from white cardstock) with different patterns and shades of orange paper. For this particular file, I first traced each shape with a pencil and then cut it out and glued it to the file.

I wasn't thrilled about the white outline after I backed the file, so I went in with some watercolors and painted the white edges a corresponding color.

I used clear gesso on the background with some green inks and splatters.

Finally, I cut some simple leaf shapes from green paper and machine stitched over them to add some detail.

A few stickers and enamel dots finishes it off!

You can check out the entire process below:

Thanks for watching and Happy Fall!

1 comment:

  1. This is the cutest page. I love every inch. That pumpkin file is perfect and I love the stitching on the leaves. Totally delightful!