Happy New Year! This month I am running two Online Papier Mache Workshops, an Advanced Gargoyle Workshop and a Pumpkin Workshop. January is the perfect time to take a class and start building for October of 2017 because a lot of us are stuck inside during the cold winter months and starting early gives you […]
The Undead Pumpkin is now finished and he has a name. Meet Gourdon Rotsworth. A new tutorial has been posting showing the steps involved in making this evil pumpkin that will be lurking in his new home at The Never Moor. Here are the instructions.
Good old Charlie has been outside braving the elements for 57 days. Fifty-seven days of rain, wind, heat and humidity. The Spar Urethane has done the job, there is absolutely no sign of water damage, the papier mache is still rock solid and all is good. The only problem I noticed was a couple of […]
All the pieces of the undead pumpkin are now completed and drying. The pumpkin dude consists of eight pieces that when joined together can be posed in a variety of positions. Thin strips of newspaper were rolled into vines and papier mached to the arms and chest but in order to make the whole piece […]
Here are some photos of the “Undead” pumpkin during the construction phase. The design was drawn onto the papier mache shell then the eyes were cut out. Lately I’ve been leaving the stuffing (newspaper or in this case polyfill) inside the pumpkin until all the work is completed, this prevents any sagging or collapse issues. […]
I really hope Charlie packed his Speedo for the duration of the summer because it’s been hot, humid and wet. The past couple of weeks have been unseasonably warm with temps in the 90’s and a a lot of pop up thunderstorms. We have had rain about every other day since Charlie ventured outside and […]
Meet Charlie, he’s an everyday papier mache pumpkin that volunteered, or rather was drafted for an interesting experiment. Charlie’s new job is to test the durability of weatherproof coating on papier mache props and he started his new job today (Saturday, July 10th, 2010). Charlie was painted with black exterior latex paint and acrylics then […]