Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Halloweenies...Jacks Are Wild!
Wouldn't you love to find this old game?
Jacks Are Wild!
My favorite Halloween symbols are Jack O' Lanterns and Black Cats. I have so much fun creating the folk arty pumpkin heads out of paper clay...I use Das brand. As I began digging through my holiday totes I realized that I have created a whole patch of grinning pumpkin head figures over the years. Today I put the finishing touches on my newest Jack and can't wait to share him with you. I am including two or three past Jacks as well. It's fun to be inspired by old tins.
He is about 15 inches tall.
Painted a dollar store party hat...embellished with wooden stars and moon.
My sister Patti found this unique tin for me at Treasures Antiques in Springville.
I love the colors...dark navy and sweet potato.
The base is a child's pie tin
What makes this tin special is that the product was made here in Salt Lake City...
and is good for polishing bowling alleys...lol!
Jacks From Days Gone By...
Bobble Jack on a bed spring...2012
I used a small round paper mache box lid as a base for the head to be attached.
Shadow Box Jack...2013
Half-round heads are easy to make.
Sir Rolly Jack...I posted him last month.
I did find him a pipe...in the snowman accessories at Hobby Lobby.
Black Cat Jar...
Paper Clay cat head on an empty maple syrup jar.
His features are a little wobbly...folk art, right?
The label is one of my favorite trick-or-treat sack images.
I printed it on sticker paper...so I don't get glue on the glass.
The candy corn filling is intended to be decorative rather than edible.
Back to working on the front porch!
PS...I found two great spice tins on my travels. I am including the images for you.
The best cinnamon tin I've come across...from Treasures.
Cool Ben-Hur tin...from pal Paula's booth at Treasures