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.
Photos of The Papier Mache Nightmare 2009 can be found here or on flickr if you prefer.
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 […]
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 […]
Today is August 7th, 2009 and I have finally compiled my list of projects I hope to get completed before October 31st. The list is ambitious and contains a few new props that will hopefully take me outside my comfort zone. I realize it’s not possible to read the actual list of props but I […]
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 […]