Oct 28, 2013

Jack-o'-lantern notes and me as Faora-Ul

Greetings!

We are close to Halloween now and a lot of people are making wonderful pumpkins and jack-o'-lanterns for the season.

I will not go into a full tutorial as you can find quite a few good ones out there. I though I would just note a few thoughts.

While there are a few methods of using air dry clay and polymer clay the main two will be using tin foil or a marble.
 
The tinfoil method involves lightly crumpling tinfoil into a  ball or oval, you can also use a corkscrew so that it is easier to remove the foil after baking.
 
The tinfoil method is better for making oblong shapes and this way you can create a solid pumpkin without having to glue two sides.
 
I still prefer the marble method myself. I think searching out different shaped glass marbles next year will be my style.
 
A large medium or small marble is covered with a thin layer of clay. 
 
In this shot I, I am using a thin layer of glow in the dark clay first then covering that with the orange clay.
 
When doing your "carving" you may prefer to indent your face first if you have trouble with symmetry or position.
 
But basically this method is the same, cut your face out, line a perfect circle around the entire marble and then after you bake you will remove off the marble and glue the two sides back together.
 
A little paint along the lines and edges to give it more depth.
 
These few here are just some quick scraps but you can see they are all hallow and decently sturdy.
 
You can add your little flickering lights to them.
 
Or as I did with a thin layer of glow clay, have them smile in the dark at you;P
 
I encourage you all to try making your own jack-o'-lanterns with these simple methods.
 
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Now time to be embarrassed for eternity!
 
...here you go NSA... and time to feed the trolls... enjoy :P
 
 
 

29 comments:

  1. That would be: surviving the jealously. You look fierce!

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    1. Haha!, false confidence! It looks like the real thing ;P

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  2. Thank you for the tutorial. I will have to try these. You look great in your costume. Thanks for being brave & sharing!
    Hugs,
    -Lisa

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    1. Thanks hon, I may regret the brave share late ;)

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  3. Love the pumpkins! I still haven't gotten around to trying the marble method.... next Halloween I guess :/ Oh, and the costume looks fantastic!!
    Now..... I can't wait till Halloween for the big secret to be revealed.... just a couple days to go :D

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    1. A few more days and the big reveal!!! I still have to go through my shots ;)

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  4. Ohh Miss Jane I love the pumpkin tutorial! You make be a bit clay braver, but I must admit your pumpkins look way better then mine. I will have to practice some more, I like how yours are more realistic!!! The cute little squinty eyes is awesome. You must have been the talk of the PTA!!! Great job on the upgrades too!

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    1. Your pumpkins rock! ..the hubby is the real life carver here anyways so this is as close as I get ;P

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  5. Jane You are SMOKIN! and WITH ATTITUDE!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!
    Your pumpkins are Fantastic and that is such a Brilliant Idea to line them with glo in the dark clay! It makes them so ghoulishly- great looking! What a clever SUPER HERO you are!!!! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Haha thanks for making me gush ;P I saw a lot of people using the glow clay in various ways, I thought of a few ghosts for my daughter, but its pretty neat in the pumpkins ;)

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  6. Оооо! Это супер идея!!! Я обязательно попробую сделать такую тыкву! Я люблю ее светящуюся улыбку! Вы гений!
    Татьяна

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    1. Спасибо добрая леди;)

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  7. VERRRRRY COOOOOL ~ You & the pumpkins !!!

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  8. Your pumpkins are fantastic great idea with the glow clay. Wow you look amazing. You have a fantastic figure.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. ahh way to make my head float away! You know black is very slimming ;P I am still wrinkled though *lol*

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  9. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! It looks very easy but I´m sure it isn´t :-( I Think I´d like to try this next year for Halloween! Thank yu so much Jane!
    Hugs
    Melli

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    1. It really is that simple hon! Just making sure to hold your pumpkin on the sides or top bottom when carving and detailing ;)

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  10. Very cool costume!

    I like the idea of using glow clay in your pumpkins, it looks fantastic!

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  11. un tutorial muy bueno y sencillo , muchas gracias , como a mi me gustan , me encantan esas calabazas

    besitos

    Mari

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  12. You look fab in your costume. Thanks for being brave and posting the pic. As for the pumpkin tutorial, I have been thinking about doing a pumpkin and I love the idea of the glow in the dark on the inside. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. No reason to be embarrassed, you look fab!!!! What a lovely idea to use glow in the dark... Halloween is not very big in Holland but my dollhouse wants to be decorated :-)
    Véronique

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  14. Thanks for showing how. I and my husband sat last night, and looked at just that pumpkin, thinking how you did.
    The suit and you, suit each other very well. Thanks for showing, Nice to see you
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial.
    You're fantastic in this costume.
    Greetings, Faby

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  16. Stai bene in costume!!!grazie per il tutorial! Kiss

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  17. You look great in that dress!! =) Thanks for your tips, the glow in the dark clay really made a great look! Hannah

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  18. Wow what a great costume and you look great! Your glowing pumpkins are fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs, Drora

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  19. Thanks for the big costume reveal, Jane! You look amazing! Yes, everyone in the PTA must have been jealous out of their minds!!! Great pumpkin ideas. I must try the first time I get a free moment! xo Jennifer

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  20. What a cute idea for the Jack-o-lantern! As for the costume, if you have it flaunt it!

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  21. Va va voom! Go out there and rock it tonight baby!!
    XOXO
    Ruth

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