Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Witching Hour

 Good Saturday Morning everyone.  It's a cold and rainy morning here in Michigan but I guess one will get these kind of days in the Fall.  I do alot better with a sunny day as far as being productive.  When it's a rainy day all I feel like doing is sleeping but I still love Saturdays.  Well, I was having a little bit of fun with some Halloween painting.  I had these gourds that my husband picked at an estate sale and I didn't know what to do with them.  Here is a picture of the gourds:

Well I decided to make one of them into a witch for Halloween.  It was the perfect size to make a witch's head.  So out came the acrylic paints and I painted the lower 2/3's of the gourd with a mixture of a witchy green color.  I painted the top 1/3 of the gourd with a black paint for the hat.  I painted the face features with black paint only and even painted the cheeks a soft black.  I made a brim out of felt and before I glued that on, I made hair with yarn and paper ribbon.
 After I glued the hair and the felt brim on I added some material ribbon around the brim and left that kinda of shaggy.  Glued some sparkly silver pipe cleaners coming out of the ribbon.
 She turned out a little shabby.
 I left her a kinda of a shabby looking chic witch.

 So what do you think?  Is it the Witching Hour?
Happy Halloween everyone.  Until next time, Dianne................

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  1. :D She is so cute! You are so creative. I love her! This has made me giggle, and I want to thank-you for linking-up!


  2. That is the cutest witch ever! Thanks for sharing your creative gourd makeover at TTF!

  3. Oh yes, the witching hour is near. Your gourdy witch is super fun! There is a woman who paints gourds and sales them at an annual Fall festival in a town nearby. She sales them for big bucks. I always think that I could paint my own, but have I yet? That would be a big fat 'NO'! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. She's marvelous - what a wonderful face! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,