December 9th, 2014
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.
June 27th, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
July 9th, 2013
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.
November 1st, 2011
October 4th, 2010
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 tutorial will be available after Halloween, for now I need to keep checking projects off the list.
September 19th, 2010
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 really a keen reader you notice that there are actually 14 pumpkins in the picture, the 14th pumpkin was made as a guinea pig, an experimental pumpkin on which I can play around with the color.
July 18th, 2010
The mirror reveals problems with proportion and placement such as a crooked eye or lopsided nose, issues that otherwise go unnoticed.
If you don’t believe me take one of your creations and hold it in front of a mirror and spend a moment to examine the details, chances are you will see things you have never noticed.
Looking at things differently can really help in your prop building endeavors.
In addition to the mirror trick try photographing your props from a variety of different angles then study the photographs.
Another trick is to turn your prop upside down, take a few steps back and analyze your work, chance are you will notice details that have escaped you.
Take a moment to look at things differently and you just might improve the final result
July 9th, 2010
July 9th, 2010
May 10th, 2010
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 caliber props.
Thank you to HauntForum and Zombie-F for hosting the challenge and to all the sponsors that donated prizes.
Finally I would like to thank the HauntForum members that cast votes and those that submitted entries into the contest.