Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More Tortured Pumpkins

Not sure what contaminated the soil in this year’s pumpkin patch but whatever it was it resulted in these pumpkins arriving  D.O.P…..Dead On Picking.

These pumpkins are made from recycled materials and several different papier mache techniques resulting in a completely unique addition to your Halloween d├ęcor.

Designed for interior use only these tortured gourds were painted with latex and acrylic paints then sealed with oil based stain resulting in a dark primitive feel.


Each pumpkin contains a “Stem Tag” featuring the name, date and signature by yours truly.

Available in my Etsy Shop.






















Great Pumpkin Workshop Finish


A great finish to The Great Pumpkin Workshop, good fun, good conversation and nine great pumpkins.










Sir Rip D. Fleshkin by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer


This pumpkin was the most creative concept winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.

Introducing Sir Rip D. Fleshkin designed by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer.  

Fun concept to turn the stem into arms and hands, during the build I decided to remove one of the fingers because it seemed to work better. 

Sir Rip also features removable eyeballs which can be displayed during the day and removed at night to allow the light to shine through the eye holes. 














Charles McScardeylantern by Jasper Anderson


This pumpkin was the random drawing winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.

Introducing Charles McScardeylantern designed by Jasper Anderson. 

This pumpkin was a very fun build, especially the rotted side which was achieved by soaking blue shop towels in papier mache paste.

 This pumpkin also features five large black flies I made which can be repositioned or removed if desired.