Wednesday, October 28, 2015


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!


  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

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

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