I saw a really cool fall display with a big white pumpkin.
I began a hunt for a large fake pumpkin....
and I found nada, zero and not even a large
I was not deterred.
I was determined to have a large white pumpkin.
So I began searching online for a tut
on how to make your own pumpkin.
I found out that there is a huge underground
of people that make things from materials that
I had never heard of.
I GOT EXCITED.
I searched for my own raw materials and started cutting
and glueing and trying to figure out
what the heck I was doing...
|I had this vine pumpkin and figured it would be a great armature for what I wanted to do.. I found these plumbing tubes at Home Depot for 2.47 for 4..... that is after I looked several places for foam tubes for swiming..|
found one in the basement!
|I covered it in foam because I wanted the finished gourd to be larger....|
|I then began splitting the plumbing foam tubes in two and tapering the ends and hot glueing them onto the base.|
|I mixed up this concoction that I had learned about on the internet...called MONSTER MUD. It is a mixture of drywall compound and latex paint....|
I applied it liberally over the entire surface. THIS WAS FUN!!
|I smoothed between each layer of MUD and latex paint. It added the elasticity that I needed. YAY!!|
|I smoothed and sanded and realized that it had been a long time since I had sculpted...and I remembered how much I|
loved it in college. I almost hated to finish it...
|but i did and then painted the stem and added a few details. More drying time and then it was ready for debut!|