October ’20 Challenges: Pumpkins and Wands

It only seemed right to have a slightly spooky challenge for our members in our first October together . . .

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A wand, just the wand, and nothing but the wand

A piece of apple with Intrinsic colors and HS wax. From a dry trimming, some bark remained after turning to make some ‘buttons’. Even though it was dry, it was still branch wood and, after several days passed, did warp to add to the charm

It’s the Pretty OK Pumpkin, Chuckie Brown!

Segmented Jack o’Lantern bowl of Padauk and Wenge. 13 rings, 32 segments per ring. 417 pieces total including a floating bottom disc. Finish is Hampshire Sheen High Gloss Wax. 14 inches diameter and 7 inches tall!!

Pumpkin with Red Hot Core Wand

My efforts this month Willow Pumpkin finished in satin gloss and Ash Wand with a red hot core for increased power

Final wand

Here’s my final submission, it’s a wand I made for my daughter. Bloodwood which she asked that I paint as I painted her brothers, which caused me major pains.

Pumpkin wand

Here’s a wand I made for my kids teacher. 3 pumpkins for each of my kids in her class. It’s purple heart colored with iridescent paints and some burnt orange.

Wands for my boys

Here are a couple of wands I made for my boys. They are both maple which has been colored with intrinsic colors, and highlighted with some iridescent paints and embellishing waxes

Spooky Ash Pumpkin hollow form

I thought id turn both challenges this month. The pumpkin began life as a very nice piece of ash, before i turned and hollowed it. I coloured the pumpkin with intrinsic burnt orange and honey, before scorching, some careful sanding in places, and some more colour. very effective i think. think finial was coloured with forest and pear green before scorching, with a small piece of twig for a finishing touch. The wand was similarly a piece of ash scorched, all though much heavier on this one, to make plenty of room for the bronze wax to show off the grain.