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1  Conjoined Pumpkin-Head in Halloween Decor and Parties by HotBananaPepper on: October 17, 2012 09:14:33 AM
I made this for mlheran for the swap Vintage/Retro Halloween although in retrospect I went for a more antique-y look.  My craft partner really made it easy for me when she said she loved pumpkin heads and skeletons and physical anomalies.  It was like BAM! Conjoined Pumpkin-Head!

My initial plan was to make a wire armature and cover it with paper mache, but the armature was a bit too small and slippery for paper mache (or I lacked the finesse) so I switched to covering the body with sculpy.  For the pumpkin heads I ended up ditching the wire armatures in favor of plain ol balled up newspaper.  After baking, I sanded them down a bit and painted it with acrylics. The heads were attached by a rod and E6000. Im really pleased how it turned out, especially since my experience with sculpy is limited.

Entire back and front!

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2  Re: Vintage/Retro Halloween Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by HotBananaPepper on: October 16, 2012 06:13:58 PM
I recieved from mlheran on Saturday but I'm just now getting to posting pics (bad banana!!)  Forgive my crappy photos!

Anyway, I LOVE IT!!!!!  I forget all I mentioned in my questionnaire but I did mention ghouls and devils and dioramas and mlheran totally delivered!  It's something I'm going to keep forever!

A ghoulish cabinet!!!  The three figures stand on their own flanked by a giant devil head!

The drawer is almost my fourth favorite part (am I allowed to have four favorites?) with the vintage trick-or-treaters

All sides were decorated - mlhearn did a really, really -really- great job decoupaging the sides, it's so smooth and professional looking!  What's your secret???

But the best, best most awesome part happens when the lights go out.....


I think the light-up bit should be your trademark mlheran!  Thank you so much for making my first swap SUPER AWESOME!  And thanks kittykill for organizing!!! 

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3  Re: Vintage/Retro Halloween Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by HotBananaPepper on: October 10, 2012 04:25:42 PM
In the spirit of my partner mlheran, a teaser shot:

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4  Monodontidae Family Specimen Jar in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by HotBananaPepper on: August 30, 2012 09:30:22 AM
I <3 Science

The Beluga Whale and Narwhal are part of the Monodontidae Family (despite the fact they both have more than one tooth)
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5  Moving Panorama - Undulating Fjord in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by HotBananaPepper on: August 29, 2012 06:12:23 PM
I wanted to make a present for my boyfriend but was having trouble getting some inspiration, so I texted him asking what his five favorite words were.  A couple mintues later he texted me back and in the mix gave me these two beauties: Undulate & Fjord.

I just put the two together, wasn't hard conceptually... pull the tab "Undulate" and the water moves!

The entire thing, from the frame to the individual layers, are constructed out of bristol board colored with my trusy Prismacolor colored pensils and inked out with a quill pen.  There are four land layers (not including the background) and three water layers running between them.  It was really fun to make!
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6  California Animals in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by HotBananaPepper on: August 24, 2012 03:30:26 PM
I love living in California and all the really awesome natural features of this place!  So I did 16 drawings and put them a zine to pass out as party favors at my birthday party.  The zine measures  2 x 1 inches.

The Cover


Thanks for looking!
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