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.
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Finally getting some projects completed for our Halloween Display 2010, these three large pumpkins stand almost three feet tall and are a mash up of several different projects. The pumpkins used the trash bag method, the cardboard strip method and the face techniques use for DEMONIKUS. The tutorial will be available after Halloween, for now [...]
So what do 13 tortured pumpkins waiting for their final paint look like? The pumpkins have been base coated with flat black latex paint then dry brushed with flat white latex. The next step involves colorizing with some various color of oil stains…this is sort of experimental, something I’ve never done before. If you are [...]
Often I will take a work in progress and look at it in the mirror, for whatever reason looking at the reverse image reveals things I don’t notice with the naked eye. The mirror reveals problems with proportion and placement such as a crooked eye or lopsided nose, issues that otherwise go unnoticed. If you [...]
This is a very easy way to make some convincing rusted looking barbed wire to enhance your props or costume and the best part is that it’s safe and inexpensive. This prop does not involve the use of a papier mache (gasp!) but it does make a nice enhancement to your papier mache props. The [...]
Another approach to making papier mache pumpkins using recycled cardboard to create a simple armature that can be papier mached. This technique is great for making smaller pumpkins perfect for tabletop or mantle displays. The armature technique is simple and very dependable allowing you to create your very pumpkin patch with relative ease. Complete tutorial [...]
Thank you to everyone that commented and supported the creation of Buster Gravesley, my entry into the HauntForum 2010 $20 Prop Challenge. Buster clawed his way to victory after a week long battle for the top spot and I must say that it was a thrill and an honor to compete along side these top [...]
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 [...]
In the next week or so I will unveil my Hauntforum $20 Prop Challenge entry. The new prop is big and highly detailed. Clues are being posted at ScottyArt, so if you are easily amused feel free to stop by and try to figure out what’s in the works.