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Halloween pumpkins tutorial by GemDeDude Halloween pumpkins tutorial by GemDeDude
I chose to post this today as the Halloween is close. ;P
:pumpkin::pumpkin::pumpkin:

Materials: orange, green, fluorescent (or white) polymer clay.

Tools: cutter, something with round end (e.g.: paint brush), sculpting needle.

1. For each pumpkin we make an orange ball, with the wanted size.

2. We press each ball with the finger, just a little bit.

3. In each ball we make a dimple in the upper side, where the stem(?) will be.

4. With the needle we segment each ball, giving it that pumpkin look.

5. Out of green polymer clay we shape the stems and attach them. We make them like "snakes", thick in one part and thinner and thinner towards the other side. If you wish, you can add details to the stems, vertical lines, with the needle.

6. Preparing them to be attached on the findings. For rings, we let them as they are, to be glued. For charms/pendants we put head needles through them. For earrings I chose to bend the stems and make them into loops, making sure that the pumpkin will always show the same face (it can move when you put a needle through it).

7. Out of fluorescent/white clay we cut thin and small triangles for eyes and nose and zig-zags for the mouth. We stick them to the pumpkins and press carefully.

8. Bake. Varnish if necessary.

9. Attach the findings.

They look really cute in the dark! :D

If you have any questions leave a comment. :D

Versiunea īn limba romānă:[link]

Have fun! :happybounce:
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1Fionnakiss Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iei...exista si o versiu in limba romana.
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Am scris mai multe tutoriale în română pe www.breslo.ro ^_^
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JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Nice tutorial :) lovely pumpkins may I ask what kind of glue you would recommend?
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I use UHU Universal. :D It takes a lot of time to harden completely (up to 3 days), but it works really well for me. And there is a way not to use any glue. You can make a base for the pumpkin (like a plate for example) out of polymer clay, that incorporates the ring base (goes a bit underneath it too) and stick the pumpkin to it directly. :D
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JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
That's what I do with charms and necklaces pendants but I'm worried it won't look right on a ring.  Or if I did it that way it wouldn't be comfortable to wear.  Thank you for your help :) I'll try the UHU 
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I did that with many rings. As long as what goes underneath is really smooth it should be OK. :)

You're welcome!
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JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ok thanks I'll try :)  
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these are sooo cool, I love all the details!
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you do! Thanks! :D
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi

I just want to tell you that this piece had been featured in the 2day's feature box in my profile .
Have a nice day :iconpinkballoonplz:
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot, dear! I appreciate it! :hug:
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondontmentionplz:
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Outtoclay Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe great minds think alike!! I had the same idea chek it out here [link].
Yours look pretty neat!!
Happy Halloween :)
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Yours look scarier, which is a good thing too! ;P Happy Halloween! :pumpkin:
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Athreana Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Nice one, dear Alina! =)
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot, Dorina! :D
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Athreana Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
:D:D
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Widget101 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
you make them look so easy :D
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That's good to hear. ;P It always seems to me that my tutorials are way too long and complicated. :giggle: Thanks! :hug:
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Widget101 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
after dealing with a beginner's course in physics for a while? no, this is easier than cake :D
you're very welcome and I look forward to seeing what you post next!
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That sounds so cool! What did you need the course for? Or was part of the college classes or something?
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Widget101 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
college preparation, this is an introductory course in high school but MAN is it hard!
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RedFramed Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool :meow:
where did you bough the polymer clay?
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Eu imi cumpar lutul polimeric de pe Breslo.ro . Acolo sunt multe magazine care au, si il au ieftin (ZOXY de exemplu). La magazinele fizice e mai scump un pic. Daca stii vreun magazin cu materiale pentru arta, probabil ca au si lut polimeric. ;)
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RedFramed Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
k ms mult ^^
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Cu placere! :D
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Madzia11Gold Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Something for halloween :D Nice
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Glad you think so! Thanks! :D
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Madzia11Gold Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome :)
I must buy a polymer clay :D
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You can use air dry clay too, white, and paint over it, if you don't wanna over-complicate yourself with baking. ;P
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Madzia11Gold Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good idea, but polymer clay will be useful for me :)
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Great then! Have fun! :D
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