Boris Update 0

A quick update on my troll for the 2011 Midland Downtown Sculpture Series, each individual element for Boris is complete and the next step is assembling all the pieces and filling the interior spaces with expandable foam.   At this point the basic shape is roughed out but there is still a lot of work […]

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Meet Boris 0

Boris is a troll designed for the 2011 Downtown Midland Summer Sculpture Series.   The committee meets next week to select a number of trolls that will be displayed in our downtown area throughout the summer.   Boris will be created from several papier mache techniques and sealed with an industrial clear coat.   Boris […]


Listen Up! 0

Happy New Year!   Welcome to the year 2011 and time to get busy making your new arsenal of ghoulish creations.   If you are like me and live in a colder climate you may find it hard to find the motivation to work on Halloween props when temperatures hover below the freezing point and […]

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Halloween 2010 0

The 2010 Halloween display was set up Friday, October 29th thru Sunday, October 31st and featured 129 different papier mache elements.   At dusk the display came to life with lighting, music, fog, synchronized lighting effects and a little bit of animation.   During the three days we had about 100 adult visitors and Sunday […]


First Look 2010 0

The big day is almost here and I wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!   In addition I offer a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has followed my website, blog and Facebook page…I appreciate all the great feedback and thank all of you for sharing your stories, photos and creative ideas, your […]

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Frequently Asked Questions 3

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 […]

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The Wardens 0

Completed three new character heads built for this year’s display, the creatures are called “Wardens” and are the result of possessed pumpkins evolving into something sinister, something evil, something big.   My display really needed something creepy to balance the goofy props I’ve been building lately so the pumpkins got some Wardens.   The bodies […]


The Life of Charlie: Day 89 0

This is the final post of “The Life of Charlie”, the experiment where I put one of my sealed papier mache pumpkins outside to withstand the elements and see how it goes.   The good news is that Charlie survived without a trace of damage due to moisture, this information should give you a little […]

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Five More 0

Finally painted five pumpkins that were created for a Great Lakes FrightFest demonstration last spring, these pumpkins were painted with an airbrush, sealed, then washed with black paint. The final coat of black paint was wiped from the surface with a damp cloth leaving only traces of the paint in recessed areas. The coat of […]