Saturday, October 31, 2015

Minion pumpkins

I know I owe you a RAW: Merge recap, but I haven't had the time to dedicate to putting it together.  Soon, I hope!  It was a really fun night, and I met some very nice people.

My husband, Steve, likes to do our pumpkins for Halloween.  He usually carves something, but this year he wanted to do something different.  He had seen posts on Facebook showing pumpkins painted to look like the Minions.  We love the Despicable Me and Minions movies, so I said that was a great idea.

We bought three pumpkins roughly shaped like the three main characters from the latest movie.  Steve cut off the bottoms of pop cans (sorry - here in Wisconsin they're called "soda" cans), inserted them into the pumpkins, and started painting.

Here he is in process:

Before painting, Steve had first sketched what he wanted to do.  He used a ball point pen, which turned out to be a bad idea:

Can you see the lines above and below the black?  Those are pen marks after two coats of acrylic paint.  Oh, well.  Unless you scrutinize the Minions, you won't be able to tell.  Just learn from our mistake and use pencil if you're going to draw on a pumpkin before painting.

Here are the finished Minions:

From left to right: Bob is laughing at the funny costumes the kids will be wearing, Kevin reacts to the scary costumes, and Stuart is waving to everyone walking by.

It's a really crappy day today - cold and rainy.  We wanted the pumpkins to be seen from the sidewalk and road, so I suggested we put our patio table and umbrella out so they will be visible and remain dry.

There have been few trick-or-treaters so far (one hour left!), but they've all loved the pumpkins.  Good job, honey!

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