Friday, July 19, 2013

Time To Make Pumpkins!



 The Great Pumpkin Papier Mache Workshop 

 Tuesday, July 23rd.   6pm – 9pm 
 Thursday, July 25th.   6pm – 9pm 
 Tuesday, July 30th.   6pm - 9pm. 
 Thursday, August 1st. 6pm – 9pm   

 This is your chance to start building some great Jack O’Lantern props for Halloween. 

The July Pumpkin Workshop will allow participants to create their own large pumpkin complete with an elaborate carved face of their choosing. 

Past workshops have proven to be a very fun and enjoyable experience all while learning many different papier mache techniques.   

 This unique experience is recommended for those 16 years and older. The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in uncomfortable positions. 

Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. 

The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound, as well as latex and acrylic paints.   

 Workshop cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.   

 You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack. No alcoholic beverages please. Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment is due at the first class. 

Class is limited to 8 seats.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

2013 Summer Workshops




Been busy the past month as we moved our passion for building papier mache Halloween props to a new studio space at 718 George Street in Midland, Michigan. The studio is open to the public and will serve as a classroom and my personal workshop. 





STOLLOWEEN Studio is an inspired work space created for the sole purpose of bringing imagination to life through papier mache. In addition to being a working studio, the facility is also a classroom offering a variety of workshops allowing students to create projects from start to finish.

STOLLOWEEN Studio is open to anyone with a desire to create. Papier mache is a simple medium very capable of producing stunning results even for the first time user. The knowledge, experience and resources available in the studio are second to none.

-Instructor with over 30 years experience in television production and papier mache.
-Large, comfortable and well lit workspace.
-Comprehensive reference library including hundreds of books and publications.
-Gallery displaying many diverse papier mache projects.
-Well stocked equipment and material room.






Our 2013 Summer Workshop schedule is posted here. Many fun and exciting papier mache workshops to choose from...gonna be a crazy summer!




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Papier Mache Pumpkin 055 Duality



Don’t let this pumpkin turn its back on you, because if it does you will find a second creepy face staring at you….that’s right, two faces on one pumpkin.

Standing 13 inches tall and weighing approximately 5 pounds this creation is one of a kind and sure to add some spooky ambience to your holiday décor.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 054 Duality



You will need to schedule some psychotherapy for this pumpkin because it features two different faces on each side…sort of a ying and yang type of thang.

Standing 13 inches tall and weighing approximately 5 pounds this creation is one of a kind and sure to add some spooky ambience to your holiday décor.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only. 

Papier Mache Pumpkin 053 Duality



Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the spookiest of them all? The choice is yours with these unique double faced papier mache pumpkin. A party in the front, a nightmare in the back, to get the full effect check out this video on youtube.

Standing 13 inches tall and weighing approximately 5 pounds this creation is one of a kind and sure to add some spooky ambience to your holiday décor.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only. 

Papier Mache Pumpkin 052 Duality




This pumpkin definitely has a Jekyll and Hyde thing happening as there are two different faces on each side of the pumpkin.

Standing 13 inches tall and weighing approximately 5 pounds this creation is one of a kind and sure to add some spooky ambience to your holiday décor.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Papier Mache Pumpkin 044 Jack O’ Lantern



Some believe that if you sprinkle this pumpkin with holy water it will burst into flames but the truth is that it was created in my small shop in Midland, Michigan and if you do sprinkle it with holy water you will only succeed in getting it wet.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 15 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 043 Jack O’ Lantern




Conspiracy theorists will try to tell you that this pumpkin is somehow responsible for global warming but the truth is that it was created in my small shop in Midland, Michigan and has no effect on our planet’s climate.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 042 Jack O’ Lantern



It was written somewhere that this abomination was created by blind monks addicted to opium but the truth is that it was created in my small shop in Midland, Michigan.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 041 Jack O’ Lantern




Small children say this howling pumpkin was created by some nasty circus clowns that were banished from the big top but the truth is that it was built in my small shop in Midland, Michigan.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 4.5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 041 Jack O’ Lantern




Small children say this howling pumpkin was created by some nasty circus clowns that were banished from the big top but the truth is that it was built in my small shop in Midland, Michigan.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 4.5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 040 Jack O’ Lantern



Some people say this pumpkin was conjured up by an evil spellcaster living on the fringes of a rotting swamp but the truth is that it was built in my small shop in Midland, Michigan.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 13 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 039 Jack O’ Lantern



There is talk on the street that this pumpkin was forged by blood soaked hands in the chambers of a long forgotten asylum but the truth is that it was built in a small shop in Midland, Michigan.

This Halloween forget the mass produced decorations and opt for something that will make your holiday décor really special.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 13 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 038 Wired




Don’t know if it was too much caffeine or just a moment of pure Halloween giddiness but the result is this loopy eyed papier mache pumpkin that is sure to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday décor. Forget the mass produced Halloween decorations and add some originality to your next October 31st.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 13 inches
Weight: 5.5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 037 Wired



Don’t know if it was too much caffeine or just a moment of pure Halloween giddiness but the result is this loopy eyed papier mache pumpkin that is sure to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday décor. Forget the mass produced Halloween decorations and add some originality to your next October 31st.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 13 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 036 Wired



Don’t know if it was too much caffeine or just a moment of pure Halloween giddiness but the result is this loopy eyed papier mache pumpkin that is sure to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday décor. Forget the mass produced Halloween decorations and add some originality to your next October 31st.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Papier Mache Pumpkin 035 Wired




Don’t know if it was too much caffeine or just a moment of pure Halloween giddiness but the result is this loopy eyed papier mache pumpkin that is sure to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday décor. Forget the mass produced Halloween decorations and add some originality to your next October 31st.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 034 Wired




Don’t know if it was too much caffeine or just a moment of pure Halloween giddiness but the result is this loopy eyed papier mache pumpkin that is sure to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday décor. Forget the mass produced Halloween decorations and add some originality to your next October 31st.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 14 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Available on Etsy.

Papier Mache Pumpkin 033 Teardrop




This Halloween you can be the house with the coolest pumpkins with this unique papier mache pumpkin from STOLLWEEN. Forget the mass produced Halloween decorations and add something original to your décor.

This pumpkin took approximately two weeks and used a variety of recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and wire. The pumpkin is hand painted and finished with a variety of oil stains and urethane.

Height: 15 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

This pumpkin is intended for interior use only.

NOTE: The inside of the pumpkin is painted flat black. To illuminate the interior it is suggested that a sheet of yellow or orange craft foam be placed inside the pumpkin to create a nice pumpkin-like glow when lit with a low watt light bulb. Do not use real flames or light bulbs that generate high heat.

Availalbe on Etsy.