As you’ll no doubt be painfully aware by now, my style is somewhat eclectic. But if I was to lean towards one particular aesthetic, especially for Halloween, it would have to be moody Gothic. And what better way to celebrate the season than with a Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin?
Now I’m not sure whether you would call this “glam”, or not. The title really came from my plan to add a raft of gemstones, like those on my jewelled skulls. But after a quick poll on Instagram, I decided not to go down the bling route.
The overwhelming majority actually wanted me to leave this pumpkin black, but I found the embellishments got kinda lost, even with a metallic black finish. So I went with an old favourite.
Dry-bushed copper metallic.
And I think you’ll agree, it makes those details pop!
So how did I make it?
How to make a Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin
Well… I started with Polystyrene gourds from Hobbycraft that I used for the Trick or Treat pumpkins. I have a few in my stash so I can play with pumpkins all year round.
After painting it black, I whipped up some air-dry clay embellishments and glued them on. PVA is perfect for this.
Once the embellishments were dry, I painted them black, added black gems for skull eyes, and started playing with finishes.
I love the final result. How about you?
See you there!
A hui hou,