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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Maybe it’s the heat but I went a little batty! Made a few papier mache bats over the last couple of weeks including two large hanging bats complete with a three foot wingspan and five 17 inch high figurines each wrapped in a cloak.
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.
A patch of new pumpkins for the 2013 haunting season.
Finished some new papier mache zombie which feature some pretty amazing textures considering they were created with everyday household materials such as paper towels, facial tissue and toilet paper. “They’re coming to get you Barbara!”
My entry for the HauntForum $20 Prop Challenge is a companion piece to my 2010 entry titled “Buster Gravesley.” Buster Gravesley had a son named Buster. Buster’s son was a gnarly surfer dude head banging sort of guy, always on the look out for the perfect wave. Unfortunately Buster Jr. met his end […]