I am totally smitten with these pears. They turned out great and I have 7 more pears to work on. The following photo was my inspiration. I was trying to duplicate the look of my apples I purchased and I have used these in my photos before. They are great too, but I do love these darn pears.
The pears I started with were plain plastic pears. I bought a dozen of them at the flea market for $1. Super deal if you ask me. I painted them white with acrylic craft paint.
Then I selected my images and printed 3 X 5 copies of the images to keep the scale correct to work with the pears. Don't make huge copies. Your print and image will get lost on the fruit.
I put all three images on one sheet of paper to copy on my tissue paper. Even though I did five pears, it took 7 copies to do all five. This was because I wanted to cover 95 % percent of my surface and at the end I had to cut out little words and decoupage into the small spaces that were still white and blank. Work in sections and let them dry to the touch and then continue working. The tissue is thin and you don't want to tear it because you are touching it with sticky hands.
The next photo is the white pears and the copies of my tissue paper.
Cut out your sections you want to use. Each pear took two complete images, one for the front and one for the other side. You can see I cut into the copy with slits so that I could get things to lay flat. Decoupage away. If you have blank spots, and you will, cut little words out and fit them in between so you don't see white. You can use any image for this. I do like the Graphics Fairy images, but if you like my French script papers I have shared just save them to your computer, print them in the 3 X 5 size and do the same procedure. Happy crafting. I love your comments. I try to reply to every one of them unless you are a no reply blogger.
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