Started with a 10" styrofoam ball from Michaels. I shaped the head with a rasp and carved the eyes with a Dremel. I then used paper mache clay to shape the eyes and nose and then covered the rest of the foam with the paper mache clay to make it nice and hard. After the Mache was good and hard (completely dry), I covered the whole thing in joint compound for drywall. No need to make it perfect because you sand it smooth from there.Awesome, what materials did you use to make it?
Typical me... because I didn't know how each piece was going to turn out, I didn't take very many in progress pictures. If anyone has questions, let me know and I will help where I can. Thanks for all of the compliments!
I think that the plastic look comes from the paint that I used. I used an "elastomeric" paint. It is much thicker that regular paint and it has a nice sheen to it. I use white and mix colors with it to get the desired color I am looking for. Because the paint is thick, it tends to "smooth" out the foam (however I do sand it as much as I can before hand). The only thing that I did not make was the pumpkin stem. That came from a real pumpkin!
I've done the same thing, but I guess live and learn, always take pictures, ALWAYS! Even if you don't like the way it ends up turning out, you don't have to post the pictures....but people love to see the progression when you end up loving it. And I absolutely LOVE how this is turning out, and what you did with ordinary foam is really amazing. How did you make the pumpkin look like molded plastic? It is really amazing. And your Jack head and hands are probably the best I've seen. Seriously, it takes my breath away. (in a good way)
Thanks! I promise that I will do a tutorial on how I make my pumpkins after Halloween. It is actually very easy, just time consuming.Im still wondering how did u do the pumpkin , please share a video tutorial step by step , at the end it looks like the granding road pumpkins....congrats!