Several weeks ago we spent a weekend cleaning and organizing our garage, during the process we took a few hours to photograph some of the papier mache props stored in our garage. The photo includes about 75% of the props that have been built over the past few years. […]
This skull was an experiment in creating a prop by applying strip mache over an existing form. The skull also provided a chance to play around with different painting techniques by going beyond my typical dry brushing technique. The result is a fairly realistic skull that looks as if it […]
Completed five papier mache frogs for summer workshops in June and July at Space Studios in Midland, MI. These large frogs are fun to make and would be a perfect addition to porch, patio or pool. Instructions can be found here.
Perched high above unsuspecting victims the Serpent Gargoyle was made for the HauntForum $20 Prop Challenge. Created from recycled materials and papier mache the Serpent is one of the largest pieces that I have made to date. Compete instructions can be found here.
April showers bring…ummm, a new Mad Lab entry requiring all those that accept the challenge to create a prop from a plastic bucket. So head on over to The Mad Lab to see what everyone came up with and check out my new tutorial showing how these large 4 1/2 […]
The Haunted Busts were created for the March entry for The Mad Lab Contest found at www.themadlab.com. The contest required the construction of a Halloween props using CD cases or as they are more commonly called jewel cases. The plastic CD cases determined the final size of the […]
Here’s hoping you all had a great Holiday and Happy New Year! The 2009 prop building season has begun here at the STOLLOWEEN household despite the cold weather and cold and flu season. The first props out of the gate are these Character Tombstones made from foam and papier mache […]