Halloween's the best time of year.
For Friday the 13th, like every year, I just had to carve a pumpkin.
I searched for inspiration and fell upon Martha Stewart's Raven. Very cool idea.
I liked the cage, so I searched "cage pumpkin", which quickly turned into "Nicolas Cage Pumpkin." You should try it.
I ended up seeing a series of small gourds stuck in 'prison cells' and well, that was it.
I traced some spooky windows with a sharpie, then cut and gutted my pumpkin.
Squishing pumpkin guts brings a silly smile to my face.
My gourd guy is a small gourd with skewers in his arms. His skin is a mixture of plastalina and yellow polymer clay. He sits on a chunk of the window, which is secured in place with armature wire. Armature wire also makes the window bars. It's super easy to work with and pokes through a pumpkin real well.
His eyes and mouth have plastic balls covered in that same clay.
There's a little bit of acrylic paint in the eyes and his mouth is a piece of black cardboard.
I didn't want to go too into detail, as he will only last a few days.
I painted the pumpkin black and silver and lit up two tea lights.
Spooking times have begun.
Something cozy about the smell of pumpkin glowing and a rainy fall day...
He kind of reminds me of Gizmo. Somebody let this guy out!