Archive for September 2010

Yes, I’m that Guy…

September 30, 2010

I am usually 100% against dressing up my dogs.  But…. Halloween costumes don’t count.  Goomba, our pug, is sporting a skeleton costume.  Jack, our mutt, is rocking a witches hat.  They both hate me right now.

Pumpkin Watcher Hands – Update

September 27, 2010

During the antique festival I had some time to work on the pumpkin watcher hands.  The hands were covered in paper shop towels to give them a nice wrinkled look. They are now ready for painting.

Pumpkin Watchers Progress

September 25, 2010

Did some work on the pumpkin watcher heads while at the antique festival.  All three have paper mache clay on the top and will be ready for carving soon!

Antique Festival Setup Complete

September 25, 2010

Finally! Everything is set up at the antique festival.  Stop on by the recycling centers booth and say hi.  All my creepy Halloween goodness is on display.

Antique Festival Setup

September 24, 2010

Here’s a picture of the setup for the antique festival.  I know it doesn’t look like much now, but I can’t really setup in 45 mph wind gusts.  It will look much better tomorrow since the weather is supposed to cooperate.  More pics to come in the morning!

Halloween Hot Air Balloon

September 17, 2010

How fitting is it that the Halloween themed hot air balloon flies right over our bedroom skylight this morning. Pretty cool thing to wake up to.

Midland Antique Festival

September 16, 2010

Are you going to be in the Midland area the weekend of September 25th and 26th? If so stop by the Midland Volunteers for Recycling booth at the Midland Antique Festival and say “hi”! I will be displaying most of my paper mache Halloween goodness and talking about using recycled materials to make creepy art.  […]

Pumpkin Watchers – hands

September 12, 2010

The hands for the Pumpkin Watchers are very similar to the hands for Bonewart.  The main difference, aside from scale, is that I used a chunk of recycled packaging  styrofoam for the palms.  This worked great.  The fingers were positioned by twisting the paper tubes into the foam, the taped into place.  Each hand has […]

Pumpkin headed scare crows – rib cages

September 10, 2010

Ok… pumpkin headed scare crow is to difficult to type all the time, so I am going to call this trio the pumpkin watchers.  The ribs are made out of cardboard.  I quickly freehanded the shape and cut it out with a utility knife.  Didn’t even cut myself once!  Down the sternum I added a […]

Pumpkin heads

September 9, 2010

Crumpled paper that was first used to fill dragon heads is now being used for three giant pumpkin headed scare crows.  I will be making heads, hands, and rib cages for this prop.  The technique for making these pumpkins can be found on STOLLOWEEN’s website.