Mr Crack o'Lantern....

It's that time of year, folks - ghosts, goblins, candy overload. And with candy comes the cheesy, plastic candy bucket. You can get them really cheap & with different faces.  And it's perfect for my entry in Emerald Creek's Freaky & Fun Challenge!

I got a neon green pumpkin last year after Halloween for $.50 - score! 😜 I started covering it with white gesso.

Then I added white crackle & pieces of cheesecloth for texture. 

And then - the Lindy's Gang sprays in Bucket of Blood & Incandescent Copper. And it started to look like a blood bath 😲

But after spritzing and spraying & embellishing, Mr Crack o'Lantern was amazing! 

I didn't want to overwhelm him was embellishments because I wanted it to be something I could display all the time so I took it easy. Just wanted it grungy & vintage with a touch of 'oh my'.  Hubby had ordered this gear for something but they sent the wrong thing so he gave it to me - score again! 😎

And all the way around.... 

I embossed a creepy tree from Creative Embellishments & added the number 31 Roman style... 

Look at that crackly goodness - he needs a dentist 🙃

I didn't want to leave the gaping hole which would show the green inside so I stuffed some kraft packing paper inside that I'd saved from a package. Then I thought it needed something: Tim Holtz people. 

I did finish him off by spraying on a finish since the extreme crackling & peeling was delicate. I'm very pleased with Mr Crack O'! I'll have to pick up some different faces this year so he can have a friend! Happy haunting! 🎃


  1. Fabulous transformation, love Mr. Crack O'! Thank you for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares, Deb xo

    1. Thanks very much, Deb - Mr Crack O' thanks you, too! 💞


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