It's long. I know. Here's a breakdown for you:
00:08 Inspiration from Miranda
01:00 Supply list
01:55 How NOT to draw your pumpkin shape
03:32 How to remove your book's covers
05:09 How to draw a freakishly misshapen pumpkin
07:23 How to finally get a pumpkin shape you're happy with
07:52 How to make a pumpkin template
08:26 How to cut the book pages
12:45 Fanning and trimming the edges
13:43 Breaking the spine
14:33 Making your even edges even evener
16:20 Grinding the edges
18:06 How to replace the sanding drum on your Dremel
20:10 Sanding the edges, clamped and unclamped
22:02 Finishing the edges without power tools
23:06 The benefit of smoothing your edges
24:33 Plumber roulette
25:32 Happy thumbs
25:55 Striping the edges
26:48 Unstriping the edges
29:19 The heat gun
33:48 The jewelry mandrel
34:24 How NOT to make a wire pumpkin stem
35:32 Twisted wire solution from Deryn Mentock's class
36:16 Losing the plumber roulette game
37:14 Twisting wire with your drill
40:21 Forgetting why you twisted wire with your drill
41:50 Forgetting personal hygiene
43:20 Pumpkin stem construction and attachment
45:46 How to check for pumpkin symmetry
47:23 Gluing the spine
47:59 Repeatedly Failing at shaping your pumpkin
48:18 Confusion sets in
49:01 ALL the things you should have done differently
56:32 Options for working with your mistakes
59:10 Circle E to the rescue
01:02:26 Topping it all off
01:02:56 "What do I do with all these paper beads?"
01:03:32 Planning for easy storage
In this video it sounds like I'm saying "punkin" but I'm really saying "pumpkin". And it might sound like "jury" but I promise I'm saying "jewelry". Most of the time.
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angelove810 Sorry. With all the truly “criminal” things happening in the US and the world, making a pumpkin out of a book that someone has thrown away isn’t one of them. Doesn’t even come close. But maybe you were just kidding.
I absolutely love your videos! I stumbled upon your link from someone else's link. You giggle and I giggle with you. I get such a kick out of you and how I'm not the only one that can make a mess of themselves doing crafts. You appear to be the type of person that would be a blast to hang out with and craft with. Too bad Texas is so far away from Indianapolis. Please, please keep making videos as you now have a faithful fan who will watch all your videos. You are amazing and you make my day. Thank you for sharing yourself with us and all your wonderful crafts. Barb
Shannon, I can't tell you how much I enjoy your videos! You giggle, I giggle! I wish I lived in Texas because I would love to meet you and I bet we could laugh until we cried just hanging out and crafting together. Please don't stop making videos as I enjoy them so much. Take care and happy crafting. Barb from Greenwood, Indiana.
I wanted my pumpkin edges to be orange so I used an orange pastel and then to be different I stapled autumn leaves around some of the edges. I also used some Halloween type items and a hanging skeleton. It looked really cute and different. I taught some grade 5 and 6 students how to make the pumpkins and they had a lot of fun !
hi Shannon love watching you! FYI suggestion...Re: pumpkin stem...why did you not use paper? like your paper bowls. makes sense paper stem on a paper pumpkin....oh and where are you from? love your accent :)
Hon, you are a hoot! I do believe you are as scattered as I am! If you will find a wooden dowel rod the same circumference as the width of the binding of your book, you can take the sticky-back velcro and put one side around the dowel and the other side down the book binding (you may want to hot glue the velcro to the dowel and binding to make it more secure) and have your book where you can break it down and put it back together as many times as you want. You can even taken a thin wire and wrap your stem to the dowel under the velcro so the stem would always be attached to the dowel.
ok, so I clicked this thinking it was a 5 minute video. 40 minutes in, I was just engrossed. You are amazing. I must now watch every single one of your videos!!! Your stream of conscience is neat. Thank you.
+Shannon Green I have but that's something I've seen before so I wanted to try something a little different. Besides, this is much harder than a Christmas tree shape and I'm all about making projects as tedious as possible! LOL
+Jen Pitt Oh my gosh that's so sweet of you, thank you!!! There are no 5 minute videos here and I get a lot of complaints about my rambling so I'm just tickled that you didn't mind it. And I don't mind the complaints, obviously, cuz I'm still rambling!
ok-while in the middle of watching this i remembered i have several books "innards" saved from taking book covers for another project. So i hit pause and went to find them. Drew my shape and went to the garage and cut it out with my band saw (much faster) then hand sanded to plump it out. then i went somewhere with gary, then sat w/my sis and 2 kids while they ate. Came home to watch rest of video so i can finish my pumpkin-AND when i drew the shape onto the book i did it at the bottom so I had a little left at top and made a 2nd tiny one- now to watch the rolled paper pumpkin...
Hi Phyllis! No plans to move to Snyder...at least not yet anyway! I went to stay with my mother while she was in the hospital and what I thought would be just 3 or 4 days ended up being almost 2 weeks! All is well now and I'm anxious to get back to some serious crafting!
Perfectly fine, thanks for asking! I had to make an unscheduled trip out of town to be with my mother while she was in the hospital. I thought I would be gone 3-4 days but it ended up being almost 2 weeks! All is well now and I'm anxious to get back into my art room!
Mine IS covered with black spots! It's supposed to be a formal dining room table but I don't do formal and I don't like the table so I craft on it. It's on my list of furniture to paint or refinish. Someday.
Great tutorial! I bet the plumber found you interesting! LOL! I had an idea-- on the next one, maybe glue a short piece of skewer or dowel (the length of the spine) into one side of the spine, leaving one side open and attach velcro down the length of the dowel and the open edge of the spine. The velcro would hold it together for display and could be opened to lay flat for storage. The glued in dowel would keep the spine from collapsing in storage. Love this project! TFS! Hugs, Donna
Had to laugh...wonder what the plumber thought when he saw you in pajamas covered in black paint:) lol. Anyway....just thinking...if you fold it back together for storage , over a years time your spine wouldn't be round anymore...then you would have to wrestle all over again getting it round. Just food for thought. Cut pumpkin:)
Hmmmm...corner thrift shop has like a million romance novels for a dime each or I could fork out a whole quarter for a big old hardcover....yeah not a problem there. Not sure yet about a stem...won't be doing as much work as you have been going through though...I is way to lazy for that! I do love how yours have turned out though!
This is an really great pumpkin. After watching you and all the work you put into this pumpkin, I have decided I am too lazy to make the attempt of perfection like you do.
I guess I will just keep the one that I made and it is no great piece of art. lol
The candles sound interesting and I am going to look into getting one. I like the fact that they are strong. TFS
The idea is not usual, but cool. Having once again making sure that the human imagination has no boundaries. Once again congratulations and wonder to your creative imagination! Even if the STB the inspiration came. As far as I know, today is the use of books in a modern and multifaceted art quite popular. I believe that you will be able to turn into art yet not one book. By the way, on his vìdeopro Youtube Channel I outlined my art journal. I invite you to see.
Heh. Yep, I know some folks are funny about books but when it's something that's mass produced, I just don't have a problem with repurposing one of the millions of copies that are out there. In fact I had 2...the one I repurposed and a paperback copy that I should probably repurpose because I don't intend to read it. I guess I could donate it to Goodwill so it can sit on their shelf with a dozen other copies of it until someone comes along to buy them. And make pumpkins out of them. ;)
How about a stacked Pumpkin? (Another bigger pumpkin underneath?) (to connect the skewer to) (does that make any sense?)
Oh your jar solution is good. (so never mind) . =)
And I love your stem. ;)
I look forward to seeing your display. ;)
Velcro idea.... good one, hope it'll work. ;)
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