Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Life of Charlie


Meet Charlie, he’s an everyday papier mache pumpkin that volunteered, or rather was drafted for an interesting experiment.

Charlie’s new job is to test the durability of weatherproof coating on papier mache props and he started his new job today (Saturday, July 10th, 2010).

Charlie was painted with black exterior latex paint and acrylics then sealed with one coat of spar urethane.

To reduce the shine of the urethane he was also sprayed with a coat of clear flat enamel.

Charlie’s tour of duty will end on October 31st, 2010...yup, he’s staying outside until Halloween, that’s 112 days rain or shine.

Charlie will be moving to different locations around our yard during the next couple of months and I will post updates as to his progress.

Good luck Charlie, you’re a trooper!

6 comments:

So Dark So Cute said...

Charlie is a very cool dude!
I'm sure he's gonna scair everybody away! ;-)

Doug said...

You should do a time-lapse movie of him!

The Bloodshed Brothers said...

be strong Charlie!!!!

Pam Morris said...

geez, I sort of feel sorry for the little dude being left out in the weather all that time...he can probably take care of himself tho' hehe

The Frog Queen said...

So looking forward to see how this goes...I have been shying away from mache work because of my lovely northwest weather. I am rooting for him!!!

BTW - I agree with Doug, we need a Charilie Cam :D

Cheers!

MarZel said...

What a brave and handsome pumpkin! I cannot wait for the updates to see how he does. Say, will be be exposed to simulated rain (ie, sprinkler?)!!

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