Showing posts with label skeleton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skeleton. Show all posts

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Haunt - DIY Rotting Flesh/ Corpsing prop tutorial

Here is one of the techniques I use to attain the rotting flesh look on cheap plastic dollar store Halloween props. 


Supplies you will need:

  • plastic body parts or skeletons
  • cheap plastic wrap - it doesn't matter what brand 
  • heat gun or high-temperature hairdryer
  • wood stain ( I used oak because that is what I had laying around)
  • spray paint ( red and black)
  • craft paint (red, black, dark brown, white, grey and green)  

First, wrap your cheap skulls or bones in a few layers of plastic food wrap. It doesn't matter what brand. Then take your heat gun and melt areas away until you get your desired look. Some hairdryers may not be able to get hot enough to do this.
Hope this inspires you to try a new prop idea for your Halloween Haunt.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Skull"Flake crocheted snowflake pattern

Well this is a combination Halloween/ Christmas project for our home. I came across this pattern
on raverly http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/erishkigal-skully-snowflake and because my husband loves anything with skulls on it, I decided to give it a try.
I would rate this as an intermediate pattern as it did get a little confusing in places, but defiantly worth a try. I am still trying to figure out what blocking method to use. On a few flakes I tried the Modge Podge and water method but it filled in the stiches to much, any suggestions?
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Haunt 2014

Its that time of year again and I thought I would stop in to share some of our new hauntingly awesome projects.
 Super excited about our static guillotine. This project was made using scrap lumber we had laying around. The blade is from a scrap piece of wall panel that was given a quick burst of silver paint, added a couple eye hooks and some rope and of course evidence of its use.
The Haunter: The armature is just 2 inch chicken wire that we wrapped around a tomato cage, added a bamboo stake to attach the skull to, the white cloth is a cheap dollar store sheet and the black cheese cloth comes from there as well. He does look a little shiny right now but we are expecting rain and fall weather, so that will cure that before Halloween night.
Easy with Maximum impact:
I hope you can find some inspiration from these. Happy Haunting!