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  1. 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...
  2. Static: Plaster mold Slump/Hump - no hump

    Halloween Props
    I bought what I thought was a two part (slump/hump) mold. After receiving the face mold. One piece. Blick determined that an error was made in the description and although the three other shapes were made as two part molds, my face was not. Since I still liked it, I kept it and worked on...
  3. 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...
  4. Other PHOTO HEAVY POST - Lemax / Dollar Tree Village for the Wife. In Progress

    Halloween Crafts
    My Wife likes getting the little Dollar tree house both the Christmas ones and the Halloween ones and repaints them at times. Here is my current WIP so far. It started off using 2 Inch insulation foam then also adding in 10 inch blocks of reg Styrofoam. Then adding in Newspapers and masking...
  5. Static: Michaels is on noe too

    Halloween Props
    Plaster skulls to paint.
  6. Other Making skulls!

    Halloween Crafts
    It's August, which means I've got Halloween on the brain! Unfortunately not everyone else around me (including stores and friends) are quite ready to get into the whole swing of things as quickly (and as deeply) as I like to when it comes to prepping and decorating. To kill time and wait for...
  7. Other: plaster column weather sealer question

    Halloween Props
    I bought two of the attached column, gotta love craigslist! I want to put them outside with my Halloween display but I'm not sure what I should use to weather protect them. They are made out of plaster. Thanks in advance.
  8. Static: Combining a Funkin and a Skull

    Halloween Props
    Listmates: I would like to sculpt a skull in clay attached to the front of a funkin (a craft pumpkin), basically using the funkin in place of the base head used for most masks to make a one piece mold. Could I use the basic the process of making a two piece mold out of plaster and cast it in...
  9. Other: Does anyone know where to find Ultracal 30 gypsum cement in PA, NJ or DE?

    Halloween Props
    Sculptors and mold-makers: does anyone know where I can purchase Ultracal 30 somewhere within 1-2 hours of the Philadelphia area? As you likely know, Ultracal is the best gypsum product to use in mold making and it is also extremely hard to find. It is readily available online but the cost of...