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  1. Original sculpts to be molds

    Original sculpts to be molds

  2. Sculpey Premo demon belt buckle

    Sculpey Premo demon belt buckle

  3. Polymer clay demon/ devil tongues

    Polymer clay demon/ devil tongues

    YouTube/ Cobwebs and candlesticks
  4. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

    Halloween Props
    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  5. Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It's been a longtime goal of mine to make the singing busts for my Halloween display. I wanted to share how I did it, and make some recommendations for those who are interested in doing the same. First, I started the project with a budget in mind. I wanted to keep it under $500. Second, I...
  6. 2019 follow along: Cadaver Tomb. Trevor 2.0

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Don't know if it will be so much a tutorial, but I've decided to revisit one of my old props and attack it with some lessons learned. Back in 2012 I created the original Trevor. It was meant to be a one-off, and sold after Halloween that year. I was unhappy with a couple little...
  7. Static: Quick add to the front porch

    Halloween Props
    Had some time over the weekend, 1 foam mango + some clay + some doll hair + some paint + some old clothes =
  8. Static: Shrunken Heads

    Halloween Props
    Hello, These are some props I've made recently. I've made a number of shrunken heads in the past, but these are my most recent works. I like how they came out. Two of them are made from polymer clay, and the one in the dome is made from papier-mache. I had a lot of fun decorating them.
  9. Any Tips for Enhancing Skulls?

    General Halloween
    I would like to start with a plastic skull, use *something* to build it up and change the appearance a bit, then corpse over it. My question is, what should the *something" be? Paper clay? sculpting clay? Monster clay? Please let me know your suggestions, including specifics like what brand...
  10. "Pond" renovation

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I only say "pond" because it was basically a 3 feet deep hole originally so not really worth of being called a pond but that's what we call it. We did this about 10 years ago & over the years it's settled about 6 inches or more, water was leaking out of the top of the "stream" because it...
  11. Static: Finally Doing Pumpkinhead!

    Halloween Props
    We decided our big build for this year should be Punpkinhead. I've started ordering some items. The first is the mask seen below, and the second is the mannequin. I'm also ordering 20 pounds of epoxy clay as I suspect we'll be needing it. :) We're going to convert the mannequin's feet into the...
  12. Static: Two beat up gargoyles - best way to fix them up?

    Halloween Props
    Let me know how you all think I should repair these guys - some kind of clay or caulk? Thanks!
  13. Other: What to coat air-dry clay with?

    Halloween Props
    I sculpted a set of crossbones over a pvc frame using crayola air-dry clay, but even after drying they feel a bit squishy and fragile. Does anyone have a recommendation of what I could use to harden / make them stronger? Looking for something that can make a more solid coat on top of the clay...
  14. Static: Critters

    Halloween Props
    Thought I'd share a (Critters inspired) crite I'm working on (hope I posted in the right spot). It has 3 rows of individual teeth, stands roughly 20" (Skeletor for size), and is made of screening, paper mache, clay, resin, and covered in latex. I still need to add more hair, and I'm...
  15. ? about WED clay.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I'll be sculpting a full head latex mask pretty soon, and just bought some WED clay for the sculpt. Now there should be some sculptors out there that use WED clay for mask making and prosthetic sculpting; so what I would like to know is by how long can WED clay stay workable till the point of...
  16. Static: Shrunken Heads!

    Halloween Props
    Plastic skulls from the Dollar Tree (every item $1)....a little polymer clay...paint...and voilĂ !
  17. Flex Seal - Clear

    Product Reviews
    So, I needed to waterproof my latest projects, and decided to give this stuff a go. Presently, it's available just about everywhere, including your local walgreens...
  18. Clay air dry clay?

    Halloween Crafts
    Was wanting to decorate some bottles I have here and thought I would try the Crayola air dry clay. Unfortunately, my designs seem to be cracking as they dry. Anyone have any tips or suggestions? Is there a better no-bake clay alternative?
  19. Paper Mache Clay Skull

    http://paperclayskull.blogspot.com/ My new blog hope you enjoy Happy Halloween
  20. Static: Monkey's Paw

    Halloween Props
    I finally got started on my monkey paw. Got a lot done in about 2 hours. This one is from scratch....started with armature wire and have put on the sculpting clay. Sorry forgot to get the early pictures but here is the progress so far. :p Now for a coat or 2 of latex and then on to the...