"Plate Spinning Pete" from the Big Top to my Etsy Shop!
He is hand sculpted of papier mâché and paper clay, and then hand painted with detail. "Plate Spinning Pete" wears a ruffled ribbon collar, buttons on his clown costume, and pom-poms on his shoes. His striped hat has a chenille stem brim and pom-pom on top. In his hands he holds wooden sticks with wood turnings to represent the plates and bowls. He is secured onto a hand painted polka dotted papier mache base. “Plate Spinning Pete” will be a fun addition to your Halloween collection.
This is my petite art studio, packed with oodles of containers full of art goods, inspiration and magic. And always, right by my side, is my little muse Tucker. Let the enchantment begin . . . we’re ready to create something bewitching!
Creating begins with pencil and paper, and sketching out a design. On my desk I keep my tools in vintage containers of all kinds, creamers, mugs, planters, etc.
Close-up of just a few of my
Hallloween bins full of inspiration.
After I construct an armature for a piece
I'm ready to get messy: News paper,
papier mache and paper clay, let the fun begin!
To make my trick or treat totes, I do it
old school style - I start with a balloon, and
then layers and layers of newspaper and glue.
Sculpting finished on these special order pieces,
now comes the Gesso primer.
Halloween colors ready to brush on some magic.
After the base coat of a terra cotta color,
I always paint the faces first:
Mr. Moon is beaming while he waits for his
puppy friend, Toby to come to life with color.
Finishing touches on the man in the moon.
Completed art works waiting for their forever homes.
This little Wizard of a candy corn, is ready for
some Treat or Treat Magic! Harry is hand sculpted of paper mâché and paper
clay, and then hand painted. He holds a Jack O’Lantern Trick or Treat tote,
filled with sugar coated candies (tiny glass beads with a sprinkling of
glitter) in one hand, and glittery star wizard wand, in the other. Harry P.
Corn has twisted chenille stem arms with paper clay mittens and wooden dowel
legs with paper clay shoes. He is secured
to a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” hand painted wooden base. “Harry P. Corn” is ready for a Magical
Halloween with you!