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AmyLynn98
« on: September 08, 2013 01:13:01 PM »

I can't take credit for this post title. I saw it somewhere on Deviant Art and I liked it.



About three weeks ago, I picked up a little garden gnome statue, about 8-10" tall, at Wal-Mart on clearance for $4.50 (regularly $9.99). It has a red glass mosaic hat. which was a little crumbly at the top. It also had two holes in the booty.

This was a complete repaint, from hat brim all the way down. He was repainted with some primer and a bunch of different craft paints.

The red drips coming down his hat serve an actual purpose. Before I started painting him, I used my hit glue gun to fill in the crumbled spots of glass, to secure it all. Then, I used the red craft paint in the squeeze bottle to cover up the hot glue. I also used hot glue to fill in the holes in his booty.

I'm very happy with how he turned out. I'd been wanting a zombie gnome for some time now. I just couldn't bring myself to buy one from Etsy when I know how easy garden gnomes are to find in the stores.

The ribs and the arm bones were made with a glue gun and then the glue was painted. I did about four coats of clear coat on him to protect him once he became my front door sentry.

My only problem now will be deciding, will he stay outside year round, or will I bring him in after Halloween?




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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013 08:26:03 AM »

This is adorable! Love it..good work! =)
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013 10:26:31 AM »

That is brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013 12:08:10 PM »

That's the cutest lil zombie I've ever seen.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013 12:30:10 PM »

Ahh he's adorable...err I mean terrifying. I think the blood on his hat makes him look like he stabbed someone with it which makes him a pretty badass zombie since they aren't suppose to be smart enough to use weapons.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013 08:20:23 PM »

Ahh he's adorable...err I mean terrifying. I think the blood on his hat makes him look like he stabbed someone with it which makes him a pretty badass zombie since they aren't suppose to be smart enough to use weapons.

OMG...I love that! I hadn't even thought about that! Ooooh, you win the internet today for that comment!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013 07:09:38 AM »

LOL! Fun project! Zombie gnome!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013 07:58:53 AM »

YES! You nailed it, lady!  I love that he was a discounted, damaged item that you made better than if he'd been "perfect"!
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014 10:06:53 AM »

OMG that is awesome!

I think used that same lawn gnome to make Rufus http://thedukeofweasels.deviantart.com/art/Rufus-the-slightly-evil-lawn-gnome-461021402?ga_submit_new=10%253A1402851863&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1&ga_recent=1
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I love everything about this !
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