Monday, September 19, 2011

Copycat Metallic Jade Pumpkins




I saw these Jade ceramic pumpkins @ Hobby Lobby & thought what a great color they are. I bought the smaller one and then my task of figuring out the shade & finish was underway. Can you tell which one is mine & which one I bought?



(while in Hobby Lobby Wyatt wanted in the photo)

Being a hairstylist of 18 years (yikes that's a LOT of hair) I knew the color would be easy for me to mix if I couldn't find something close. What I couldn't determine was the finish. It looks iridescent to me. While looking up how to SPELL iridescent I found out there is an iridescent shark- who knew!


After much deliberation @ Michaels I came home with 2 possibilities.


One was a Rust-Oleum's Color Shift spray paint. It does not have a color name (there are other colors) but it does say on the can to spray over black base coat. But that was not pretty. I could see using it for a different application, but this was not the answer.







I then added some Ultramarine blue and just a touch of black. That is how you get the color Jade.



I dabbed a bit if ASCP in Old Ochre & Graphite on the stems, followed by a super high gloss spray paint after it was all dry. What do you think, I think I got a pretty darn close match! I love a challenge! I was rewarded with a beautiful match, don't you think?
(the grey pumpkin in the photo is an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint pumpkin you can find here)








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9 comments:

  1. Hi Bonnie - These pumpkins are GORGEOUS!! I'd love it if you shared them on my 1st Link Party that started yesterday.

    I'm so sorry your computer crashed. I can't even imagine. My LIFE is on my computer. I will be backin' mine up.

    www.projectqueen.org

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  2. Hi Bonnie! Welcome to blogging!

    The pumpkins are so pretty! A stroke of genius!

    I'm your newest follower. :)

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  3. Hi Bonnie...welcome to blogging. So happy you found my newbie party. Love your pumpkins and these cute ideas. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you again next time.

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  4. So lovely and creative :)) loving your blog and officially following with smiles per blog hop..I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com and I'd love for you to stop in sometime..off to indulge in your posts..:))

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  5. Hi, I'm a new follower. I found you on Creative Me Monday Hop over and say hi if you get a chance Jennifer from Just Wedeminute--

    How gorgeous and CREATIVE plus you took all the guesswork out for us! Thanks for the instructions, I can't wait to make these too!

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  6. Hop'n by from 'Creative Me Monay Hop'. Sorry I am so very late, it has been a crazy week! Bu, I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

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  7. Hi, Bonnie

    I don't know how I miss this post, but super cute. I love what you did with your pumpkins. I am going to do this with mines. Thank you for sharing. By the way, what super gloss did you spray once the pumpkins dried? Thank you again. Have a great week.

    Vanessa

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