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« 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. I’m really pleased how it turned out, especially since my experience with sculpy is limited.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012 12:25:54 PM »

So awesome, your partner is very lucky!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012 01:56:12 PM »

Very awesome! Now I am sooo regretting not having joined this swap! boo

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012 06:40:36 PM »

That's so awesome.

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012 12:10:13 AM »

That's so cool! :O
My favorite part is how you painted the bones, with the black outlines.

I think the papier maché would've adhered more easily to the armature if you had covered it with masking tape, or paper strips soaked in glue. But since it's such a small and delicate work, I'm not sure if papier maché would've worked at all, or if it would be too fragile, so I think using Sculpey was really a better choice!

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