Okay, admit it: Who among you, upon hearing the phrase “illuminated pumpkins” has never thought—just for a second—of beautifully painted books?
We know you have, because you’re incurable Medievalists!
To satisfy your illuminated fantasies, we decided it was finally time to create a real illuminated pumpkin.
Create your own illuminated pumpkin!
Step 4: Start applying the illuminated stripes. Just before applying them to the pumpkin, drown them in a bowl of water. Depending on the quality of the paper, you might want to vary the length of the soaking.
Step 5: Every once in a while, cover the strips with more glue. Make sure the edges are carefully glued down to the pumpkin. Cover each and every spot of the pumpkin with strips. Leave just the stem without decoration.
Enjoy your illuminated pumpkin!
Our illuminated pumpkin has a new house! We gave it to the Museo di Arte Povera in Sogliano al Rubicone, where Roberto Parenti houses a large collection of facsimiles and art books. Thanks to Roberto and to its amazing museum!