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Chinoiserie Pumpkins

Inspired by the classic Chinoiserie decorative style, adhesive laser-cut stencils will help you achieve beautifully fine bird and flora patterns as if you handpainted them yourself.

chinoiserie pumpkins

Photography: Peter Ardito

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. For a more detailed design, we used layering stencils to layer one deep color of blue atop another lighter blue.

steps

  1. Remove stencil from adhesive backing and adhere first stencil layer to pumpkin as shown. (Tip: You may need to cut the stencil into segmented parts with scissors in order to fit stencil over the curved surface of the pumpkin.) Stencil with Greek Tile craft paint; let dry completely.

    chinoiserie pumpkins step 1
  2. Place second stencil layer over dried design and stencil with Ink Blue craft paint; let dry completely.
    chinoiserie pumpkins step 2

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