A twist on the papier mache zombie head, now you can display your zombie slaying prowess with these all mounted zombie trophy heads.
Last August I started offering Papier-mâché miniature village classes where participants could created small houses or building in a scale that matched that of Dept. 56, Lemax and HO model railroads. The classes proved to be tremendously fun and creative. I have never been a fan of working on small scale Papier-mâché pieces but this workshop proved to be an exception to the rule. The classes started as making haunted structures but evolved into Christmas themed, Gingerbread and Seuss inspired Who-ville buildings.
This evening I experimented with some anamorphic artwork. Anamorphic artwork is flat art (2D) that has been distorted so that when viewed from a certain vantage point appears three dimensional. These examples were achieved using Photoshop and some of my old artwork, in addition to the distortion adding shadows and cutting the paper added to the illusion. The 3D effect only works if you close one eye or view it through a camera lens, even so I’m sure there could be a cool application in a haunt or Halloween display. There are a lot of tutorials and videos showing how to creating this effect, I followed a tutorial on www.instructables.com to create these pieces.
This year we had two Halloween displays. The first was for Home Depot’s Halloween Style Challenge during the last weekend in September and the second was on Halloween night at the studio. The Home Depot Halloween Style Challenge was a take on a dark carnival freakshow while Halloween at the studio was a display of previously built pieces.
STOLLOWEEN Studio has recently expanded, we now have over three times the space and the studio now features a large gallery with over 100 papier mache pieces on display plus a large well lit workshop area, full reference library and huge storage area.
In addition to teaching classes I am now have the space to handle custom work big and small. If you are interested in having a piece built especially for you or your haunted attraction just let me know.
Send me a message to email@example.com describing in detail what you would like and I will give you a quote.
Whether you want a single pirate skull or large set pieces for your haunt we now have a facility capable of meeting your needs.
Looking forward to working with you.
Scott A. Stoll
716 George Street,MidlandMI48640
The yard display went up on Monday, October 28th and while technically it was the smallest display we have done since 2006 it did feature a lot of new pieces.
New for 2013 were three large Green Demons, two Green Goblins, a dozen papier mache Tombstones and two new Gargoyles.
The three evenings leading up to Halloween were beautiful but Wednesday night the rain started and by my estimation we received over two inches of rain by Thursday morning. This is the second year of crappy weather but we pushed through the mess and had a fun Halloween all the same.
Hope everybody’s favorite day was fun and safe….now get started on 2014!
What happens when Home Depot asks you to participate in their Halloween Style Challenge?
The Great Pumpkin
Papier Mache Workshop
Tuesday, July 23rd. 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, July 25th. 6pm – 9pm
Tuesday, July 30th. 6pm – 9pm.
Thursday, August 1st. 6pm – 9pm
This is your chance to start building some great Jack O’Lantern props for Halloween. The July Pumpkin Workshop will allow participants to create their own large pumpkin complete with an elaborate carved face of their choosing. Past workshops have proven to be a very fun and enjoyable experience all while learning many different papier mache techniques.
This unique experience is recommended for those 16 years and older. The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in uncomfortable positions. Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound, as well as latex and acrylic paints.
Workshop cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.
You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack. No alcoholic beverages please. Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment is due at the first class. Class is limited to 8 seats.
Sculpting with homemade paper clay is a lot different than sculpting with oil or water based clay. Once you learn how it behaves you can make it do what you wish.