Sunday, September 26, 2010

Paper Mache Halloween Pumpkins

After a 4 year hiatus from selling my artwork, I am now returning. This is what I've been working on lately, Paper Mache Halloween Pumpkins. I used the tried and true flour, water and white glue recipe.
I literally spent HOURS making these. I could have painted several oil paintings in the same time and wouldn't have made such a huge mess, but it was still fun to sculpt each pumpkin into an individual that took on personalities all their own.

Each layer of newspaper and paper pulp took days to dry and each pumpkin has multiple layers of acrylic paint and glazes. I made the leaves out of polymer clay. The pumpkins all weigh several pounds apiece and are rock hard to the touch. They will withstand time well as I layered on sealers and gloss lacquer. Maybe one will find a place in your home!