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  1. General Halloween
    To be honest I didn't know exactly where to post this! I am planning on building a few tombstones this year and wanted to get a sample of real moss and lichen to look at when painting.... I found a tree at work that is covered in green moss and lichen! So here are a couple of pictures, some...
  2. General Halloween
    Question to the group: we spend a lot of time painting and detailing our graveyard creations then flood them with blue, green, red and other bright color lights washing all that hard work painting and weathering away......why do we do it? How many of you use simple white or cool white lights...
  3. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi everyone, I decided this year to make some columns for the front of my fence line and I wanted to have skulls that looked like they were bronze castings on the front of the columns. I liked they way they turned out so I thought I would show you the painting steps. In preparation I cut off...
  4. Halloween Props
    Hi All. Can I just say that I am loving this forum? Everyone here is so talented and inspiring me to get my butt in gear this year. I would love some feedback on my latest project. Should I leave the wood posts natural or give them a polished look by painting them? The posts are tomato stakes...
  5. General Halloween
    Looking for a Haunted house type painting . This will be a christmas gift for my 21 yr old daughter .. Not sure where to look . I only looked at Lewis Lehrman . Any recommendation be thankful Rick
  6. Halloween Crafts
    Finished this a few weeks back. The first in a series of paintings depicting the classic monsters from the 1987 classic Monster Squad. I'll post all the paintings in this thread as I post them. Enjoy and let me know what you think! :o
  7. Halloween Props
    Just feel i need to share the amazingly creepy painting with scary eyes....... https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=687546774691024&set=vb.479191195526584&type=2&theater
  8. Halloween Props
    I just love Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin so I decided to do an oil painting. I just finished this today . I am very happy how it turned out! Here is a quick pic and I hope you guys like it!
  9. Halloween Props
    This is my first time working on a Christmas project and since this is my home for the majority of the time during my Halloween builds, I figured this is the place to ask this question. I'm making something out of rigid foam, will paint it and put it outside in my yard. I'm used to painting...
  10. For Sale By Merchants
    if anyone is even interested..lol http://www.ebay.com/itm/161444044282?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  11. Halloween Props
    Hi, This will be my first year actually building outdoor props. I've started with tombstones and am using foam insulation to build with. I've watched and read a lot of tutorials that suggest using DryLok as a waterproofing agent. The stuff looks great and I'd love to use it, but I must be...
  12. Halloween Props
    Hey Boys and Ghouls! A long time ago i found a tutorial on how to paint those Dollar Tree Plastic Skeletons to look somehow more "realistic". Does anyone has a tip on how to do it? I am trying to do a little jar prop whit those small skeletons garland but the Dollar Tree's are not very well...
  13. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello Haunted Mansion Fan's SET OF 4 PAINTINGS "COMPLETE SET" STRETCHING PAINTINGS... Total height of each are 6 foot. Make sure if purchased you have enough room to ad the additional space needed for your frame... Give 8 inches. These Haunted Mansion Reproduction Paintings created in 2006 of...
  14. Halloween Props
    We started making tombstones for this years haunt. Used styrofoam and a soldering iron. Works great but stinky!! Still finishing the painting and need to seal them but here is what we got so far! They started like this!! This seamed to dark so needed to touch up the paint a little...
  15. Halloween Props
    I started on a fake fireplace today to cover the tv stand I have for my voodoo theme party this year. I still haven't decided if I want to do a chimney also or leave it. Im also going to make the fake logs I have seen on here. Any tips for the painting technique would be awesome, I have read...
  16. Halloween Costume Ideas
    I have a Michael Myers mask that I am trying to fit to my head because the mask is too loose on my head. I am looking for ways to PROPERLY fit the mask to my head. Heard that foam and a low temp glue gun will do the trick but I am worried that the glue may deform the mask. Also I am looking to...
  17. Halloween Props
    I've had four of these lamps posts for a few years now, and they never garner much attention. I think they look pretty cool, but they seem to blend into the night because they are mostly black. I've been considering three alternatives: 1) Painting them a more authentic "bone" color (not sure...
  18. Halloween Crafts
    Hello everyone! I am Denise and I come from Holland, I am a very creative person and I Looooooove horror stuff and halloween <3 The last three weeks I was selling my drawings 'n d stuff at the Halloween fright night @ walibi holland. That's one of the biggest theme parks here :) I want to share...
  19. Halloween Crafts
    :rolleyes:Hi all, Raven here..New to the site...so far I LOVE IT! I am wanting to paint my plain light wooden pizza board that is hanging on my wall. I am needing some food names that would creat the purrrfect menu for a haunted cafe! Anyone have any ideas they would like to share? They can be...
  20. Blog
    After seeing a few mentions around about how hard it is to keep the Stiltbeast plastic wrapped corpses from flaking their paint or stain off, I thought I might make a quick note about how I've gotten it to stay one with great success. I've used both water-based stains and gel stains and have...
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