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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Skull Pumpkin on: November 01, 2010 02:35:24 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments!

SoCraftyTal- I didn't paint it... that's just my camera phone's poor picture quality  Smiley

FoxyMama- The only parts I cut all the way through were the inner circle of the eye and the nose hole. The other parts (including the skull outline) I scrapped at with a small flat head screw driver until it was a really thin layer of pumpkin flesh. As I was working on it I would stop and shine a flashlight in it and that helped guide me to the ideal thinness for the amount of light I wanted to show through
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Marge & Homer Simpson - Pumpkin! on: October 28, 2010 07:06:21 PM
Awesome! The pearls are a great touch. I love that she looks like kid Marge
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Skull Pumpkin on: October 28, 2010 07:02:00 PM
This is my Dia De Los Muertos inspired pumpkin. I looked at multiple pictures of skull templates for crafts, masks, etc.  then drew my own template inspired by what I had seen. Happy Halloween!

4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Raven pumpkin on: October 27, 2010 10:49:16 PM
I love it! I feel inspired to go get a pumpkin tomorrow and start carving:)
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Catrina on: October 27, 2010 10:16:21 AM
This is my project for Dia De Los Muertos this year. She is my 6 foot tall paper mache skeleton. I used newspaper/ paper mache to make her body and used Kilz primer/interior house paint to paint her. I was inspired by the art of Jos Guadalupe Posada and the art of the Linares Family.

Thank you for looking!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos on: October 21, 2009 08:20:12 PM
Thank you, skaborsk! She is about 18 inches tall. The altar is about 40 inches from the base to the peak. My goal next year is to to make a life sized skeleton. Looking forward to seeing pics of yours.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A wise man once said... on: October 20, 2009 08:38:59 PM
Fantastic! This makes me want to learn needlepoint. Thank you for sharing.
8  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Sugar Skulls - Day of the Dead on: October 20, 2009 07:53:17 PM
Awesome! I love them. I would really like to make some this year.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos on: October 20, 2009 06:42:43 PM
Hello All... this is my first time sharing a completed project on craftster! I'm not sure if it was more appropriate to share it in the holiday forum but there was no section for Dia de los Muertos Sad This was a joint project between my husband and I. Billie Holiday was the inspiration for this particular alter although most commonly alters are made to commemorate loved ones that have past. I made the calaca (skeleton) using a cheap plastic Halloween skull and a wood dowel for her backbone. I then built her up with paper mache. My husband built the alter from pieces of our old fence. I made crepe paper marigolds and then added a vase with fresh picked marigolds from our garden.  I found a lot of good information on this  website about building ofrendas in your home as well as the history of the holiday http://mexicansugarskull.com/index.html The Mexican Day of the Dead by Chloe Sayer was also a good resource. I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment

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