Frequently Asked Questions


October is prop building season and with that comes a lot of email and questions.

Thank you for all the nice comments and questions, I do my best to respond to everybody but during the next couple of weeks my schedule is very hectic and chances are I won’t be answering emails.

I love questions and if you have a unique question it will probably be answered on my other blog called Scotty Art.

Take a moment to browse that site and see if the question has already been asked.

Frequently asked questions include:

“How do you make paste?”

“How do you make clay?”

“How do you weatherproof or waterproof?”

“How do you make templates?”

The answers to all of these questions are supplied in The Basics section on this site which goes into detail about my paste and clay recipes, weatherproofing and making templates, please read the information because chances are your question has already been answered.

7 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Hi there, I love your creations. I’ve been “stalking” your site since last year and I was wondering how you secure your standing props to the yard? I am thinking of making a scarecrow with a jackolantern head using your tutorial. I just don’t know how to make him stand. I was thinking of getting a metal stake that is used for decks and drive that into the ground and then screw the pole that the scarecrow is on to it. Do yo think this will work or do you have a better idea? Last year we had a bit of a wind storm and 2 of my tombstones blew away! Thanks in advance, Lisa

  2. Hi Scott- I made a skull with a candle on top of it inspired by one of your creatons. I shared this project on my blog and linked your site. Thanks again for sharing your “FABULOUSNESS”!

  3. Scott- Thanks for bringing to my attention that I mistook Kirt’s Skull with candle for yours. I am now learning about this whole other fabulous community of artists that I didn’t know about! (I am working on cutting out a face in an old book right know that I know for sure is from your site.) Thanks again and I will make sure the credit for my skull go’s to Kirt.

  4. I have to say I am beyond impressed with the quality of the props. I am attempting pumpkins for the first time and have found myself wondering. Are you willing to put a page or two of pre-made stencils? I am a horrible artist when it comes to a pencil and paper.

  5. I love Halloween and I was lucky to find you.
    I’m preparing two pumpkin for our party.
    Thank you very much for explaining your technique as well and congratulations for your creativity.
    I look forward to the scene of this year you’ll be prepared!
    Happy Halloween!

  6. I LUUVVVVV your stuff!!!!

    You do some truly amazing work, and I’ve been inspired to make a few of my own pumpkins. But I’m wondering…what do you use to light your pumpkins? Nothing I’ve tried looks as good as your pics. Any insight would be appreciated!

  7. Awsome work. Truly!!!!!

    !. Where do you live? I want to see if your close enough to come seethe display live?
    2. Do you sell any of your stuff? Maybe goofs, samples or olderstuff?

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