I always love getting my Polymer Cafe magazine in the mail, but enjoy it even more when one of the items I submit gets featured. My Lighted Glow in the Dark Pumpkin House sculpture was featured in their Reader's Gallery of the April 2010 issue! I sent a few pictures of my sculpture to the magazine for their consideration several months ago, then forgot about it as life got busy once again. I originally got the idea for the pumpkin house sculpture after reading a tutorial in the magazine titled "The Patch Keeper's Cottage". I started with their basic instructions, then quickly went off in my own direction and turned it into my own creation. This is the first lighted house I ever attempted, and I really like the effect. It looks so pretty when the light is plugged in. I also added a lot of glow in the dark elements, such as the tall flowers flanking the front door, the swirls in the snails shell, the fairy's wings, the caterpillar's stripes, and some of the flowers on either side of the walkway. The effect in the dark is just enchanting!
The base measures 8" long and 7" wide. The pumpkin house measures 4" tall. To create the house I covered a crackle glass votive with polymer clay, adding windows with frames, a stem, leaves, and vines. The light is a UL listed pumpkin light with a 2 foot cord.
Being featured in Polymer Cafe magazine is very gratifying, since some truly amazing artists show their work in this publication. I'm in awe of some of the work I see published in this magazine. And each issue is chock full of fun and challenging new projects to try. Just look what I was inspired to create!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my creations!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters