So I am not sure where the time has gone. It has been forever since I have posted anything. The summer has flown by and we are now fully into Fall. I decided to create a creepy jackolantern to celetbrate the season.
I used several assemblage techniques I learned form Micheal Demeng in his Twisted Toyland class. A fantastic class! I started out with a few 2x4's screwed together for the body. The pumpkin is an inexpensive paper mache pumpkin from the craft store. I applied a coat of white Gesso so the paint layers would stick nicely. For some added creepy texture I used Deco Arts crackle paste, modeling paste, and a stencil by Andy Skinner.
I them applied several layers of Deco Arts Paint in Vermilion, Transparent Red Iron Oxide, and Dioxazine Puple.
It then used Deco Arts Antiquing Cream in Raw Umber. I love how all of the crevices in the texture are darker now and really pop out. I applied a light coat on the raised areas of white paint and added in some highlighted areas.
Here's a view from the side.
And here's a look at the skeleton hands.
The Jack-o-lantern's teeth, eyes, and nose are from and an old vintage typewriter I recently acquired and took apart.
I am submitting this to 2 challenges. The Frilly and Funkie Something Wicked Challenge and the DecoArts Mixed Media Haunts Challenge, I hope you enjoyed my creepy Jack-o-lantern and as always thanks so much for stopping by!