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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:58 am 
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Hi Lucy!

Yes, I drew the tree freehand and just cut it out with the good ol' exacto knife. Painted several layers of acrylics, put a piece of vintage cellophane in the back of the eyes and mouth. Lit it up with a $1 store light. The cementitious product was used as well, but-- I kinda modified it a little to make it more like a clay-like consistency this time around and I like it. The jack-0-lanterns were made out of it as well. The base is HEAVY! lol... The ground cover was ground up dead cherry tree leaves given to me by a model RR enthusiast. It worked out really nice I think.
:mrgreen: Attached, is some other types of "vintage-inspired" Halloween items that I reproduced for an Etsy shop I am going to open this Fall. They are candy containers that were originally made in the 1920-30's. I think I might start a "blog" about my holiday crafting addictions! We'll see... :lol:


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I like you "Thomas the Tank engine" Except you used Jack-o-Lantern" faces instead.

You got some nice accessory pieces there.

Steve


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Thanks Steve!

Yes, the scary version of Thomas-- they already thought him up back in 1920's Germany! Yes, I love to holiday craft in general. These pieces do look goofy in nature, but that's how the Germans/Japanese made them. Gotta hand it to them for their creativity! I actually make several different types of candy containers for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter as well. I just don't show 'em here because they're not putz houses. I guess I'll have to look for another forum for that, right? lol!!.. Thanks for your compliment friend. :)


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WOW!!

I love the stone work really really nice job!!


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