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Edward Scissorhands Craft Pumpkin

by Amy Bowerman

Today I have a craft pumpkin to share with you.  With the help of some images from the ever Freaky and Fabulous Octopode Factory  I was able to give this craft pumpkin the Tim Burton treatment.

edward scissorhands craft pumpkin

Edward in the house!

The craft pumpkin was spray painted with Krylon Glo and Krylon Glitter Blast.  Glitter Blast is my new favorite paint just do yourself a favor and get the Glitter blast sealer it’s definitely worth the extra $$.

The addition of the houses behind Edward were an afterthought but I am soooo glad I added them.  This piece would not have been what it is without them and I have the Octopode Factory Friday Challenge to thank for that!  How perfect is this row of houses to showcase the neighborhood Edward happens upon in the movie?  Did you know that the movie was filmed in a REAL neighborhood with houses painted these exact colors?  Good old Lutz, Florida.

The tall dark house behind Edward was colored to match the clock tower…Edward’s primary residence…from the movie.  I wonder if Lily the owner and mastermind behind the Octopode Factory planned this?  Edward was mounted on grunge paper to add dimension and all images were colored with Copic Markers, sealed and adhered with Mod Podge.

edward scissorhands craft pumpkin

H”edged” with love

Since Edward Scissorhands was well-known for his topiary skills I felt it was fitting to add heart-shaped ‘hedges’ to the sides of the craft pumpkin.  To create the hedge I cut up an old craft wreath and inserted small pieces into the sides.  Before cutting I blasted it with Krylon glitter blast for extra sparkle.

edward scissorhands craft pumpkin

The Octopode Factory = FAB!

I always have to give credit where credit is due so I have placed the Octopode Factory logo on the back of the craft pumpkin…besides I adore that bug-eyed unicorn :)

The scissors on top were my Grandfather’s.  Although they were too rusty to use they were perfect for altering.  I colored them with alcohol inks and jabbed them into the top….no glue required they are in there for GOOD!

While I was creating this craft pumpkin I happened upon the current challenge at Haunted Design House which is inspired by the ever popular B flick “Pumpkin Head”.  Although I’ve never seen the movie, I remember the cover always freaked me out when I worked at a Video store (remember those?) during my high school days…I must say it WAS a popular rental during this time of year:)

But wait there’s more!!  Edward is part of a set I have been working on….so keep checking back on the Octopode Factory pumpkin patch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy*

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mod Podge Amy October 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

This is SUPER cool. I love all the little details. I stumbled!

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2 Audrey Pettit October 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

So sorry………..meant to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. But got so caught up in the pumpkin for a minute there…..sending you ((hugs))

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3 Audrey Pettit October 26, 2011 at 11:31 am

OMGosh, Amy! This is just brilliant! Inspired!!
Definitely going to go give you my vote. :)

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4 Donna Mundinger October 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

OMG!!!! This is SOOOO fabulously creative! REally super amazing and very well executed. I’m a huge Octopode fan. Thanks for joining the Minions this week at HDH and I’m off to vote for you fo sure. xxD

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5 Barbara Washington October 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Amy, This is Out-of-This-World awesome. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paint blog challenge.

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6 blackdragon October 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I LOVE this….. brilliant, wonderful amazing…. did i mention that i love this pumpkin? Thank you for joining us at HDH this week…glad you got a chance to play.
lynx

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7 Andrea C October 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I LOVE this it is so damn cool. Extremely brilliant, thanks for sharing it with us at Haunted Design House this week x

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