Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Old Scratch

And the Prince of Darkness was Himself sealed, that old life, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.

12 comments:

Der Krampus said...

What another great Carpenter reference! Any movie with Alice Cooper in it can't be all bad...love the jars, hope to see lots more!

Rot said...

Agreed. Cooper was GREAT in that.

Jon said...

These are so fantastic!

Dude, sometimes you make just want to quit.

Terrormaster said...

Love the reference, PoD is one of my all time favorite Carpenter films. As for Cooper, it's a shame they didn't include the track he recorded for the film (barely audible through the headphones), not even on the collectors cd.

Otaku said...

OK, I'm convinced. These jars are going to light the way through my display next year. This is a really subtle, creepy concept. My wife tried to get me to go with using the cutesy-type luminaries last year; I refused to introduce "cute" into the display. Now it looks like we'll both get our wish - super-creepy luminaries to mark the path. I'll probably make some for the tree, too.
Thanks, Rot!

bean said...

You're going to start another trend, my love.

Theodore said...

This looks so completely awesome! The things you do with jars are amazing! How did you pit the skull/ pumpkins into the jars though? By the way, have you ever looked yourself up on deviantART? I just did, guess what i found!

http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=pumpkinrot#/d1uak8u

Dave Lowe said...

Great fun to see this just a thought in the morning and then experimented with through the day.

Rot said...

Thanks, everybody.

Though I doubt I'll be doing anything else with this. I only have one of those large jars. Michael's sells that size, over a foot high. This was just me screwing around.

The pumpkin is a piece of thick cardboard with cuts in it. Very bendable - so I had to curl it up to get it through the top. The skull is a mache mold of a plastic skull...paper towels dipped in elmer's glue and water, and applied to a skull...then peeled off after it dries. So it's thin like a paper mask...very bendable. But I'm thinking anythign white could be cut and shaped to look like a face. Probably don't even need anything all that firm.

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

This is awesome. You have inspired me. Thanks!

bean said...

This needs to go in HAUNT THEORY.

Anonymous said...

I use your ideas...but ALWAYS credit you! Even if some casual bypasser comments! I say "Go to Pumpkinrot.com to see the good stuff!"
That way I don't feel like a rip off artist.
Thanks for good ideas! Luff it!