Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Paper Mache Pumpkin Head Project

 This summer, while I did some paper mache projects with the glamchildren, I started a pumpkin head mask for myself. I started by applying torn newspaper an old school flour, water and white glue mixture all over a plastic beach ball. ( I like adding liquid starch into the mixture when I can find it)
 Then I taped some cardboard onto the ball for a neck and taped crunched up newspaper all around the ball to form a pumpkin shape, then paper mached on top of that.
 I takes at least a day in between each layer of paper mache to harden and that's in our AZ heat! I then drew a face on the pumpkin head and taped cardboard to add the 3-D features.
 More layers of paper mache........
 and more layers of paper mache and adjustments to add form and scariness...
I'll add a final post as I start to paint this guy. FUN

3 comments:

Connie said...

Hi, I just found you! I'm another AZ grandma blogger. I want to invite you to join me at my link up for Grandparent's Say It Saturday, open until Monday nights. We would love to have you!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

If it's Autumn ... it must mean some uber creativity over @ Glamma Fabulous. Can't wait to see what's in store!

scissorbill said...

I love it!