Hehehe Grotbags... I wanna suggest that that each time she leaves a dolly outside you sneak over and remove its's eyeballs... but that would be wrong, right?
a_granger, the large eyeballs were bought online cheaply from China with free postage, the small ones are from dolls heads. Eyeless dolls are so creepy....
After covering the foil in mod podged paper towel (and understanding Helga's love affair with the stuff! )
I intended to cover the stems with lint moss, but the moment I made it I knew that it was going to be a nightmare to apply. Completely stumped I checked out my pantry and came across a HUGE bag of sage. Mod podge and first coat:
Second coat on. I was really pleased with how this stuff covered and stuck:
Back in the pantry I found some black mung beans that I thought would give me a good pebbly texture so I mod podged them down. I've got a mouse living in my craft room that refuses to eat the poison I've laid about and instead likes to munch on my beautiful paper mache tombstones. In an effort to thwart any attempts at munching on mung beans I rather too-heavily sprinkled chilli powder all over the wet mod podge with the intention of painting over it in shades of green. Hubby likes the 'red' finish so it may stay like that. Don't know yet:
Now to think of a suitable botanical name. Occularis serpentinium? Ideas?
Chilliboo... the sage covered stems is BRILLIANT!!! I bet it smells good too!!!!
That is FANTASTIC. So glad you joined the project, and shared your eyeball plant with us!
Such a cool specimen.
~ Angel Grant
Thanks Hilda! The sage smells great but the chilli wasn't my greatest idea... unless of course it works After blowing all of the excess off I went to bed with swollen lips, itchy eyes and runny nose!! The things we do for our craft eh?
Is it weird that I'm more nervous about distressing my pots than the actual mandrake and plant builds?
Oh nooooooo I didn't think about that with the chili powder! Yipes!!!
~ Angel Grant
That first big eyeball is just perfect with it's sparse eyelashes! A full set would look comical, you've used just enough to be creepy instead. I love the pink paintwork!
I am about to start my second eyeball plant and am so stealing your escaping roots idea. It really gives the plants a life of their own and I really dig the different stages of opening the flowers have. Love it!
A mutant/spooky garden centre sounds like a mighty fine haunt theme if you ask me!!
Oojen very cool idea. You will have to post some pics if you do!!
You grab the broom and I'll get the book, it's time again for All Hallows Eve!