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A Harvest of Memories

by: ursula wollenberg
October 6, 2015

A Harvest of Memories

I love white pumpkins and the beginning of fall. This is a fun and easy project using a simple wood block, a few paints, paper and some finger painting. Add one of these to your fall decor or make a few to give away! 

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dark Grey Value 3
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Sienna
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Sap Green
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Vermillion Hue
  • Americana Decou-Page Papers - Olde Worlde
  • Americana Drying Time Extender Medium
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Wood Block 9" x 4.5" x 1.5"
  • Scrap Watercolor Paper
  • Printed Words

Instructions :

Stain wood block with Raw Umber, allow to dry and wash Carbon Black over the Umber. Allow to dry. 

Cut out your pumpkins from your Decou-Page Paper or book paper.

Apply Drying Time Extender and begin layering colors onto pumpkins in the following order. Titan Buff, Dark Grey Value 3 and Titanium White. Using a liner, create separation lines using Grey Value three.

Add tints of Sap Green, Raw Sienna and a mix of Titanium White and Dioxide purple. Work until satisfied and finish with Titanium White highlights. Stems are simply RawSienna. Darken base with Raw Sienna, followed by dots of same. 

Finish by dabbing colors from your palette onto fingers and dab underneath design. Leaves are washes of Vermillion. Sap Green veins. Add a few faint Vermillion leaves onto the foreground. Add dots of Vermillion, SapGreen brush mixed with Titan Buff, and Raw Sienna. Line top stem with Titanium White. Add lwords with Matte Medium and brush Raw Sienna around lettering, dabbing a small amount onto words.. For more fun, add more pumpkins, leaves and words to edges! Happy Fall! 

Thanks Everyone!

Be sure to visit Light Lovely Designs by Ursula for more projects and to learn more about ursula wollenberg.


Beautiful piece, Ursula. Love how you did the pumpkins first on text. The shading and painting is wonderful!

Candy Colwell

October 7, 2015

I love this and something I will probably make after seeing yours, thanks. Joyce

Joyce Shaulis

October 7, 2015

Thank you, Candy and Joyce. Would love to see yours when you are finished. :)

Ursula Wollenberg

October 7, 2015

Love it too!


October 10, 2015

So beautiful Ursula. .. loving your pumpkin art

Tracy Easson

October 12, 2015

Love this!! Thanks for sharing !

Jean Cummings

October 15, 2015

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