Apparently, the Runner (sister's DH) liked it so much that he wanted to keep it. When I heard that I decided to make one for his birthday on November 21. I wanted it to be the most fantasy-inspired pumpkin you've ever seen. I think this fits the bill, don't you?
I started with a papier mache pumpkin from Michael's. I gessoed and painted it and then did the whimsical checkerboard pattern. Then I turned it upside down and sprayed it with a number of colors of Dyan Reavely's sprays, allowing the paint to drip down toward the top of the pumpkin. Then I added different glitters to add even more zing!
Don't you just love the top?
Hmmm ... now I know how the Runner felt ... I want to keep this!