Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another Sculpted Halloween Witch Gourd!!!

Here is another sculpted Witch gourd that I just finished. Don't you just love the stem of this gourd!! I bought some seeds for this type of gourd so next year I'll see if I can grow some.
Her face and the brim of her hat are all handsculpted. I painted her face a dark green and then dry brushed several different shades of green over the dark, Her hat is black with dry brushed stripes. I added some lavendar tulle to her hat and around her neck. On her hat is a vintage shooting star earring. The base is an old candle stick that I found, I painted three fun pumpkin faces on it, some black and white checks and then antiqued it. She will be for sale next week at the Kottage Kupboard, Weber County Fairgrounds.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Halloween Gourds

This is a GREAT large gourd, about 24" around, that I handsculpted a face on and what a great face it is! I also cut the back out of the gourd for candy. Around the opening on the back I added some more sculpted clay. The stem had broken off the gourd so I sculpted him a new one, added a tag made out of a piece of gourd and some vintage jewerly. I based the gourd in a dark orange and then dry brushed a lighter orange over the top to give him a leather apperance.

This is another round gourd that I sculped leaves and tendrils around the top. I used my dremel tool to etch around the edges of his nose, eyes and mouth. I also added a vintage bottle cap for one of his eyes. He is mounted on a vintage candle holder, around 26" tall. The candle holder has four hooks on it, I added four mummy gourds to the hooks. He also has a piece of vintage jewerly at the top of the candle holder.
Both of these gourds, plus more that I am working on, will be at the Kottage Kupboard Boutique, Weber County Fairgrounds, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. Come on by and see how great these one of a kind gourds look in person, you will fall in love with them, I know I have!