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.
Charles mcScardeylantern was a very fun build, especially the rotted side which was achieved by soaking blue shop towels in papier mache paste.
The pumpkin also features five large black flies which can be repositioned or removed if desired.
Wrapped our four day Great Pumpkin Workshop this past week and the results pretty amazing…nine very cool pumpkins were created by nine very awesome people.
Spend four fun filled evenings at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland Michigan creating your very own papier mache pumpkin.
Scott A. Stoll will teach you a variety of techniques and lead you through the process of building an incredible pumpkin using your own design.
The class is fun, fast paced and chances are good you will make a few new friends during the process.
All tools and materials are supplied and no experience is required.
Time and Dates:
Tuesday, September 27th 6-9pm
Thursday, September 29th 6-9pm
Tuesday, October 4th 6-9pm
Thursday, October 6th 6-9pm
Cost: $95.00 per person.
To register please contact Hannah Manges at 989-835-1655
Legacy Art Studio and Gallery, 716 George Street, Midland, Michigan
The Great Pumpkin Workshop is recommended for ages 12 and older. Participants will need to use a variety of tools such as scissors, sharp blades and hot glue guns. The class is physical requiring standing, bending and lifting during each three hour session. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing. The workshop uses wheat flour, drywall joint compound, white glue and latex paint and may be unsuitable for those sensitive to these materials.
This year I told myself I was not creating anymore papier mache pumpkins…none, nadda, zip, zero.
As always my plans change during the course of the year…need to be flexible.
First off I will be teaching a papier mache workshop in late September, four sessions teaching the techniques required to make a pumpkin from a trash bag and recycled materials.
I’m working on the course description and details but will tell you that the classes will be offered at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland, Michigan.
Legacy is a great place with a good vibe, check them out if you live in the Midland area, you can also check them out on Facebook.
The second reason I’m making more pumpkins is that I’ve had requests for more tortured pumpkins…so I’ve got about 20 in the works that will be offered in my Etsy Shop in a few weeks.
And finally I will be making two more pumpkins for the winners of the “Build Me A Pumpkin” contest held on my STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.
You can find the details on www.torturedpumpkins.com .
Stay tuned for information on the upcoming workshop.
Twelve creative pumpkin designs so far in the “Build Me A Pumpkin” contest…who will be number 13?
Visit www.torturedpumpkins.com for contest rules and entries.
There be pirate skulls in my Esty shop.
Click the pic to begin your voyage matey!
New tutorial on building the Arsenic Asylum miniature and digitally compositing the indivisual elements.
Click here for the tutorial.
Check out some of the new creations in my Etsy Shop, they all need good homes.
Finshed Boris The Bolter yesterday and soon he will be delivered to a local company for an industrial polycoat application.
The build took from February until mid-March and resulted in over 100 hours of work.
To see more photos and documentation of the process including links to some time lapse videos click here.