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    Default PEANUTS Great Pumpkin yard display

    I had a request to re-post pictures of our PEANUTS yard display.
    The pictures are from PEANUTS coloring books and a book on the Great Pumpkin special. I traced over them and hand drew in the costumes on Charlie Brown and Lucy, them drew them with a Sharpie. The drawings were projected onto primed masonite using an opaque projector.
    I cut them out using a jigsaw, sanded and re-primed the eges. Much of the painting was done with cans of spray paint using rough masks of tracing paper where needed. The skin was done using an acrylic paint mix.
    If any lines were obliterated with paint I re-projected the original drawing onto the boards (lining them up again was a chore). all black lines were painted by hand using Badger air-opaque black paint - It flows easily and like it says, is very opaque.
    Finally I pointed some furring strips, pounded them into the ground and screwed the figures to them. Snoopy was a special case - I used a 2x4 to hold him up and braced it with another 2x4. He was cut separate from the pumpkin, and has a large rectangle under his feet to screw into the brace
    The figures are "life-sized", about 3 1/2'. Snoopy on the pumpkin stands about 6 1/2'.
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    Very cute....I bet the little one's love it.

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    I'm currently working on the Linus and Sally board and have gotten a few pumpkin vine boards done (they'll make nice yard fillers here and there). I'll post pics when I get further along.

    Today, hubby and I were moving the completed pieces to the basement when we decided to hammer some rebar into the ground in the back yard for a couple of the pieces to see how it looks. OMG, it's looking great! I couldn't be happier. (I hot glued PVC tubes onto the backs of them and we just slide them down over the rebar).

    Our neighbors two little kids came running into our back yard (ages 4 and 6) and were literally dancing around and hugging the figures. It was adorable. They are a hit already
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    Really nice job. :-) They look phenomenal.
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    Here's a pic of the Linus and Sally board. It's got a lot of work to be done, but it's coming along

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    Linus and Sally are finished. I'm just finishing up a few of the pumpkin and vine boards now that will be scattered around the yard to add to the 3Dcartoon effect.

    Four of the pumpkin and vine boards...

    YouTube - Peanut's Pumpkin and vine boards

    And here's how Linus and Sally turned out...

    YouTube - Linus and Sally Panel
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    Oh geeze, I am such an idiot. I've been replying to this thread thinking that it was my original thread!

    Chris, I am so sorry. I didn't mean to appear to take over your thread. I'm such an idiot. I didn't realize my mistake until this morning.
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    Cassie - no problem whatsoever - I'm enjoying seeing the progress of your set, they look great!

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    hi I thought I would jump on and repost what I made last year. with no work bonus this year I'll have to use them again & put off my new cemetary project till next year. hope the pics come out, they are blocked at my work so I wont know till i get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lancekik View Post
    Hi
    hope im doing this right its my first pic post,
    Well Ive been making these for the last couple months(weekends)
    hope you guys like them, i wanted a change from mu usual spooky jungle theme

    the first 4 are on the yard- the last is work in progress in backyard










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    Wow, epic!

 

 
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