Monday, March 23, 2009

New Halloween WIPs

Thought I would show you a little of what I have been doing. I received my 200+ pound order of fastmache from Discount Art Supplies last week and I felt like I finally had sufficient quantities of the material to cover some larger gourds and armatures. I've mixed multiple batches of fastmache covering the armatures and then building the faces and figures over the top of the initial application of papier mache. I still have a lot of assembling and painting to do so I guess I better get back to the studio table.

Some of these pieces still need faces on them and fastmache details to be added, but at least I have a group finished to the point that I can start painting on some of them. Wish me luck!!!

Well, the weather radio just went off and we are in our first tornado watch for the year....and so it begins! Just a tad earlier than normal, but part of the yearly cycle.

Have a great day, and if you live in the Great Plains hang on to your hat today, they say it has the potential to be a bumpy ride!! (blizzards to tornadoes)


snippetgirl said...

You have been a seriously busy bee!! Wowee! I can't wait to see all of these WIPs come to life!

Doreen said...

I really hope you don't blow away today!

I can't wait to see them finished. They have lots of character already. Good luck with the painting and with the weather!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

200 lbs!!!! How did you carry it?
ALL of your WIP look fantastic!!!!

Take care and "batten down the hatches"!!!

Chicken Lips said...

Wow! 200+ lbs...That's a lot of paper mache! But at the rate you work, I'll bet it'll be gone in no time! Your WIPS look great...especially the guy in the back with the collar. Is that gonna be a vampire?

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Lordy girl... it's so nice to see that someone else (besides me) uses baking racks for something other than baked goods!

Love the new WIP's too!


Sonia ;) said...

Oh Laurie,

Thats alot of hard work...u have been one busy bee.



Designs By CK said...

Busy busy busy BEE!!!

Keeps us out of trouble right? '-)

Hope this note finds you well...and HOPE that tornado passes you by. Oh my!

Chris (-:

Phillane E'lee said...

200+ lbs of paper mache? MY word the postage alone would be a killer. You are a gusty girl, but you will be busy for quite a while yet so I am sure it will be gone in no time flat. You do work fast. Pass the batteries will you or maybe you have speedy coffee? LOL
Love all the WIPs but the vampire looks like a new favorite to me.

Outside the Box Primitives~Robin Armstrong Seeber said...

AWESOME, can't wait to see it all finished!! robin

vintagepaletteart said...

Hi Laurie!! Please stay safe!!

And OMG.............I can't wait to see these painted! That little one with the batwings!!!!! And you know about my pumpkin fetish.......LOL!

Hugs, Lori

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Wowee! Can't wait to see the progress..especially the one with the big grin :]

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Love the new Wips! Do I see a Witch in there?! :)...
Good for you on the fastmache! It's such a horid feeling feeling worrying about finding supplies!

Amy H. said...


I am giddy with excitement....Is that Dracula I see.....Your WIP look great. Is that a pumpkin bucket....Come on tell me, tell me...I promise not to tell.....well not everyone...HAHA...I am so excited for you.