These three pumpkins were started a couple of weeks ago and are the result of mixing three of my different projects into one…the trash bag pumpkins, the new cardboard strip pumpkins and the screaming ½ skulls. The progress so far is promising…these guys will eventually have eyeballs and get painted with an airbrush.
Created my first works to sell, three large skull wall hangings featuring demonically sharp teeth, intricate textures and wide gaping mouths. After they were completed I thought they would be awesome hanging on our bedroom wall but my wife didn’t groove on the idea … so … you can find them on Etsy.
Working on three new Screaming Half Skulls which should be done by the end of the week. These skulls are being created to sell on Etsy, my first venture into selling my work. The hard part I’m finding is that I really like the way they are turning out so parting with them might be [...]
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 [...]
The Screaming Half Skulls were made in a similar fashion to the DEMONIKUS skull but rather than using a hard hat they started with half of a papier mached balloon. The Screaming Half Skulls can be hung on a wall or incorporated into a full three dimensional prop for your haunting pleasure. These pieces were [...]
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 [...]