The Dungeon Rats were finished just in time to be included in our 2009 Halloween display. Named “Riff” and “Raff” the rats are mangy, malnourished and have a nasty disposition, their overall length is five feet long from tip of the nose to the tip of their tails. The rats were made from recycled empty [...]
Photos of The Papier Mache Nightmare 2009 can be found here or on flickr if you prefer.
This year’s construction of our annual Halloween display called “The Papier Mache Nightmare” is behind schedule (as always it seems) due to a very busy last couple of months. To everyone that has sent me questions via email please know that I am working on getting them answered and those of you that took [...]
If you’ve read through the majority of projects on this site then you know that one of my favorite places on the internet is The Mad Lab, a site that hosts monthly prop building contests. The Mad Lab has motivated me to create many of my more popular pieces; the pumpkins, gargoyle, busts and sentinels [...]
Created some animated GIF’s showing some of my props in a full 360 degree view. The animation was accomplished by photographing the props 36 times, rotating the prop 10 degrees for each photo. Photoshop was used to animate the images into the spinning 360 view. Click here to view more prop 360′s.
Eighty days until Halloween. Do you know where your props are? My new props for the year are still resigned to a piece of paper, scratchy doodles and rambling images swimming around my mind. The ideas and concepts are solid but the actual physical realization of these new creations has yet to be started. Same [...]
Over the past year I have taught six papier mache workshops at Space Studios, a local art gallery/pottery studio located in Midland, MI. The workshops have featured dragons, frogs, gargoyles and pumpkins. Forty three students have attended the workshops and I have logged over 70 hours of teaching experience. The workshops have consumed hundreds [...]
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. Absent from the photo are [...]
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 prop and worked well to [...]