You Give Me the Creeps

 

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mr creepy 065 (683x1024)Mr Creepy was a big  hit the first time I posted him on Facebook…and in all actuality, he is really something created on a whim ~ just to play, not for an intended purpose!

So why not share right?

With many tools in my belt ~ such as Decorative Art knowledge, a few sculpting skills, my love for vintage, my favorite go-to products and an imagination with no end…he was a lot of fun to create without a purpose or a plan.

This is the real Halloween deal, no big box store décor for this girl…….  made by my hands in my own Studio.  Makin’ Pretties.  Well I don’t know if I would call it makin’ pretties, lol……..his gaze gave me the behibber, jeebers….so I named him Mr Creepy!

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So he came together like this…..

mr creepy 2Using a Styrofoam ball from my stash and a kitchen knife, gosh, where are those sculpting tools ?!??! I carved the hollowed eyes and mouth, then added a few deep slits all around lengthwise, then cut off a slice from the bottom so he would sit steady….and carved a hole in the top just big enough to place a candle (I used what I had on hand which was a battery candle, if I would have thought it thru I would have left the candle use-able by not adding the wood clay to secure him….oh, well)

….what kind of face would you create?

Slice small pieces of Quickwood (see sculpting how-to video here) to create the eyeballs to float in the hollowed holes, a triangle nose and square-like teeth.  Secure the candle in place inside the top hole.  Working quickly before the Quickwood sets.

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After the wood clay is set, cover the entire surface with Texture Terra Cotta by DecoArt.  This  will add even more texture to enhance the look of a vintage-like pumpkin.

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 Paint him (and  his  candle), with DecoArt Paints ~ Georgia Clay, Orange Flame, Yellow Ochre, Light Buttermilk, etc.

Finishing with DecoArt Walnut Antiquing Gel by gently dabbing off with a baby wipe, then spray with a Sealer…. then spray Glitter for sparkle!

Then…..

 Embellish ~ crumple up a manila tag and spray it ~ along with medical gauge from the bathroom closet with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Spray.  Then rubber stamp the tag with a spooky design, then tie the gauge ~ and pin the tag to candle…..my pin is a vintage find….

Really….all you need is a Styrofoam ball and Quickwood and the rest can be created with whatever you have on hand…..from the texture to the paint to the embellishments!

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Just tell me ~ he is not the creepiest cutie pie!

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And for the Classic Chalk Art Artists ~ give Mr Creepy a try on a chalkboard ~ he is looking pretty creepy too.

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Have you tried Classic Chalk Art?  If not click (here) to watch a quick how-to video with a free pattern….I am sure you will be hooked!

….and then try Mr. Creepy!  Click below for a free pattern and enjoy!

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Happy Halloween!

 

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18 thoughts on “You Give Me the Creeps

  1. LOL!! Mr creepy is definitely scary…in a cute way. I love him:> Thank you for sharing your awesome technique Amy..

  2. Truly amazing how you created Mr. Creepy. I see products like the Texture Terra Cotta and have no idea what to do with it so I pass it by in the store. I think that’s one of the reasons why I like this blog so much. You show us readers a collection of wonderful ideas and those “off the wall” products, how to put it all together, and along comes a truly one of a kind piece. Thank you for the pattern Amy and for showing how Mr. Creepy was formed. Truly artistic.

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