Photos from today’s MMUHA meeting in St. Johns.
Archive for August 2010
No, that’s not an evil laugh. It stands for Mid-Michigan United Haunters Association. That’s where I am headed today. Looking forward to getting to meet some cool people and talking about Halloween all day. Stay tuned for some pix later today!
A few days ago I was at the salvation army and came across one of those animated lighted Christmas reindeers. I snagged it for five bucks and now have a motor that I can use in a prop. Now comes the fun part… deciding what to build!
When Kelly had to travel for work recently she came back with a little surprise. She brought back a very cool haunted house candle holder. It stands almost two feet high! She also got me the cool spider web lace table cloth that it is sitting on. All I can say is she gets me. […]
After the heads were dry from the initial shop towel mache coating; I wasn’t satisfied with how hard they were. I ended up putting three layers is newspaper strip mache on them. Once dry I was pretty happy with how sturdy they were. All eight heads have been cut in half and emptied out. I […]
Sure they look like frost giant droppings, or perhaps yeti turds… But they are actually the dragon heads I have been working on. I am using blue shop towels for the paper mache. One of the Facebook groups I am in had mentioned that they work well so I figured I would give it a […]
Started working on eight dragon head wall trophies today. I know they don’t look like much now but it’s a start. These heads are being done via the method detailed in Dan Reeder’s book “Papier Mache Monsters”. Each is about 2 1/2 feet long. The “pods” in the picture will get a couple of layers […]
Did some baking today… no, not cupcakes or cookies… I baked sculpty dragon teeth! I have eight dragon heads in the works and these babies will help them look nice and gnarly.
I was able to create both sides of the mold this evening. I already know a few things I will do differently on the next piece. From looking at the mold I will have a descent amount of clean up to do on the seams. Hopefully I will be able to make a latex mini […]