Hi Ryan, thanks so much for the pic comment As for the skull I didnt make it I just modified it, When I finished the crypt I knew I wanted something in that area but wasnt sure what. When we started setting up the graveyard I realized I had a white tombstone in the shape of a skull, I just sprayed it with that grey stone spray and placed it up there. It seemed to fit nicely there so I left it The crypt is very very heavy and is made out of wood but completey comes apart for storage.
I love your tombstone by the way very nice! Thanks for stopping by and stop by anytime
I just looked at your tombstone...INCREDIBLE CRAFTSMANSHIP! What I love the best is your idea of using the pattern of the floor mat. Brilliant and I'm writing that one down. Oh, plus the kid's costume mask. The apprentice is now the teacher. Great job Ryan
I have learned that it doesn't matter what color the mm is if it's going outside. Because you need to cover as much as you possibly can with the Drylok so you don't get water intrusion. The Drylok I can get at Lowe's is already tinted a medium gray so that helps a lot. Many people's Lowe's' or Home Depots only carries the white. You could either tint it at the store or you can paint a base coat of gray over the Drylok (exterior latex).
If you are using mm inside, for some projects it doesn't need that Drylok step (see my tutorial on making things look like metal). So the color of mm is important. My first batch of mm I used the gallon of black paint and it came out to be a very, very dark gray (most light it looks black). If you look at my Beloved tutorial, she's covered in that black tinted mm.
Hope that helps and good luck on your projects. I'm currently working on painting ChromaDepth panels. That a whole new can of worms. heh.
I made the rib cage using a short length of PVC pipe for the backbone, drilled holes in it and then inserted long lengths of wire thru it and bent them in the shape of the ribs. Went to
Lowe's and bought some 3/8" (I think) thick clear tubing and cut a piece of that to slide over each wire "rib" for bulk. Then paper mached all the ribs and backbone with paper towels. Then painted it white and then a little brown for aging.
That's great you want to build one! I'll be glad to help!
I've almost got the tutorial finished for it. Just too much Halloween prep stuff going on right now! LOL
Thanks for the note,