Friday, September 6, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin by Rachel Whetzel

Hello, Creatives!! It's Rachel here! The weather here is feeling more and more like Fall every day, and it's gotten me in the mood to create some goodies for Halloween!! Today, I'm going to share my process for making this spooky Jack 'O Lantern Pumpkin using Creative Paperclay® modeling material.
If you'd like to make one for yourself,

I started by creating my base shape using the techniques I have shared with you in PREVIOUS POSTS.  Once the base' clay is dry, I made "ribs" for the pumpkin by rolling out some rough shapes.
 Then I laid the ribs onto the base shape, and pressed the ribs into it while they were still wet. To make the dry clay and the still wet clay stick, use some water to wet the dry clay. This will create a good bond between the two pieces.
 Here's what the ribs looked like when I was done pressing and shaping them onto the base.
 Once the ribs were dry, I painted grey stripes into the valley areas of each rib. Then I followed behind the stripe with some stain to shade and blend the lines a little bit.
 Next, I painted a Jack 'O Lantern face onto my pumpkin using black paint, and then added more shading with the stain. While that paint was drying, I made a crepe paper collar and glued that to the top of my candle stick. Then I turned the stick upside down to help hold the collar into place while the glue dried.
 Here is the finished piece!!
Have YOU got any ideas for something spooky to create with Creative Paperclay®? Leave me a comment, and let me know what you 're planning!!
Don't FORGET!!
 We'll be having a Halloween Link Up on October 5th, here on the blog!  
Be sure to get your creative juices flowing, and come share YOUR Halloween projects with us!
I would love for you to visit me at my "house" too!! Thank you so much for reading!!  ~rachel 


Lucys Baby said...

Cute little pumpkin Rachel, I like the "pumpkin ribs!"

Rachel Whetzel said...

Thank you! Isn't that what they are called!? lol I thought that was the term. :)

Barbara Rankin said...

Really love your spooky pumpkin. You are so talented. I might even try to make one of these myself. He he.

Leanne E said...

Love all the great things you make with Creative Paperclay!!!

Rachel Whetzel said...

Thank you, so much, you guys!! I love Creative Paperclay SO much!! It makes my heart happy to hear that others like what I make with it. :)

Sandra Caldwell said...

When can we post what we made...and does it have to be a Jacko or Pumpkin...Or just Zhalloween inspired? Thanks for sharing, great blog !

Rachel Whetzel said...

Sandra, if you'd like to be part of the link up, wait until the 5th of October, and we'll have a post for you to share. If you just want to share what you've been inspired to make, share it ANY time! And no. It does not have to be a Jack 'O Lantern. Anything Halloween inspired for the October 5th Link up, and ANYTHING on any other day. :)

Dawn Barrett said...

oooh...ghoulishly delightful!