Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Nightmare Before Christmas Fall Cupcake Display - My Contest Entry!

Hey guys! Thanks so much for all the love and support! I honestly didn't realize how many people look at my blog and my work, and I am very grateful! If you are interested in what is coming soon to my shop, I FINALLY got the jack o'lanterns down! I made a couple the other day and they cracked! I then got discouraged. Then I stopped.

Yesterday I picked the clay back up, tried a few different things, and got it! I made three jack o'lanterns and I will photograph those in a few minutes and try to have them listed tonight! Since they are each one of a kind, I will make separate posts as I make different batches of them. But more on those later!

For those of you who don't know, I am a member of an art sharing website called deviantART. I am also a part of a group called Semi-Sweeties; a group devoted to the love of polymer clay foods and sweets! They have regular contests throughout the year, and the newest one is their Movie Contest! You just simply make a miniature inspired by a movie! I chose The Nightmare Before Christmas!

I made a stacked pumpkin display to represent the main character, Jack. So ironic! Especially since his head is a "jack" o'lantern! Bahahahaha!

His arms are wire, hat is paper, and bow-tie is thread. As you can see, he easily can hold two cupcakes!

The cupcakes are also inspired by characters from the movie.

There is Sally, Lock, Stock, Barrel, Oogie Boogie, and Zero!

If you haven't seen the movie, I would highly suggest you go out and get a copy! Here is a detail shot of the hat.

I am so proud with how this turned out! I am thinking about making more of them and adding them to my Etsy! What do you guys think? Would anyone be interested? I already have some alterations in mind, so don't expect to see this exact sculpture duplicated. This is more of a.... prototype!

Anyways, this is what I have been up to since yesterday! I waited until RIGHT before the entry was due, which by the way is MONDAY. Haha! But I have finished it! And perfectly on time! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading! Please leave me comments! I always love to hear what you think and I always try to comment back! :)