Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Wednesday Ghost in the Pumpkin Patch

So today I made a cute, easy, and CHEAP Halloween scene that is fun for everyone.
Here is what I used:
Sculpey Clay
A clay tool (you can use anything really that will help you draw some lines on the clay)
Oven
Black Cardstock
Mod Podge
Small Gift box
Clear Beading String

So I made the pumpkins first:
1) Roll piece of clay into a ball
2) Push your finger gently down into the top of the clay to create a small indent
3) Draw the indents on the clay using your tool
4) Make the stem by molding with your fingers
5) Attach stem by gently pushing edges down into the body of the pumpkin using your tool
6) Make a small leaf and draw some detail and attach the same way as the stem
7) Make a tiny little loopy vine and attach

Next, my ghostie (I'm not quite happy with his eyes, but I was in a rush to finish, and well, it shows):
1) Roll a piece of clay into a ball, and then gently flatten keeping the circular shape (I just used my fingers.  I have the crank machine that will do this, but who has time for that?) :)
2) Drape this piece over one of your fingers, and with the other hand, gently create the creases in the ghosts sheet

3)  Roll out two tiny balls of clay for the eyes.  I had some grey on-hand, but you can color the white clay with permanent marker as I have often done when I don't have the right color for tiny detail work.  DISCLAIMER: I'm not quite happy with the eyes, but I didn't have time to re-do them as I was trying to finish this before I went to the karate school)
4) Next I poked a tiny hole in the top of the ghost to add the beading wire later
5)  Now bake both pieces according to instructions for your clay

Now, you can stop here, but I wanted to make my little ghosty float over my pumpkin patch, so I made a tiny little diorama using a gift box:
1) I measured and cut the cardstock, and then mod podged it into the inside of the box
2) For the last piece I put in, I did not mod podge it to all sides, rather I did the top and bottom of the box, and then let the middle part create a slope so you don't see the lines of the cardstock (Sort of how you make your own DIY lightbox)

3) I then strung the invisible beading string through my ghost and knotted it, strung the ghost from the top of the box and knotted it so he floated where I wanted, then just insert pumpkins and TADA!


Par-tay!
(For the tutorial on how to arrange your party buttons like below, head HERE)


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4 COMMENTS:

Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips

too cute!

trumatter said... Best Blogger Tips

Eee!!! These are stinking cute maureen :) I have some fimo...and I think why not :)

Trish said... Best Blogger Tips

You did such a fantastic job! I could never make something so tiny so perfect. Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!
-Trish @ Mom On Timeout
http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@trumatter It is so much fun to work with!

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