Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jack-o-lantern

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!

3 comments:

  1. Oh he is so scary ( and adorable ). What a clever idea. I love the texture you achieved on the surface.
    Thank you for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  2. Definitely spooky but so cleverly put together. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  3. I love your spooky jack-o-lantern!! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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