Halloween Forum banner

101 - 120 of 160 Posts

·
Vintage Halloween'er
Joined
·
2,994 Posts
Awesome job! I like the bronzing you did too.. makes it look antique. Does monster mud stick to plastic ok? I bought a very large, plastic cauldron from Halloween city last year and wanted to grunge it up using either "great stuff" or the monster mud. I'm starting to feel like I'm way behind! :eek:
I AM way behind..lol..this was my first project this year :( I put paper mache on first, but I think that monster mud will stick to anything..and it dries super fast!
 

·
"KAT IN THE HAT"
Joined
·
546 Posts
well, got mine made, the only thing I didnt care for, you can see my lines from my cardboard..and that was with like 7 coats of paper mache and a coat of monster mud! The reason its kind of shiny..I painted it with liquid bronze..because it dries really hard

View attachment 176955
OK Kell I have been looking at this from an unbias angle and I can see your concern but it does make it original and unlike all others but my concern is your choice of legs it looks kinda flimsy where as if legs were bulked up a little it would pull it all together and original???
 

·
Vintage Halloween'er
Joined
·
2,994 Posts
OK Kell I have been looking at this from an unbias angle and I can see your concern but it does make it original and unlike all others but my concern is your choice of legs it looks kinda flimsy where as if legs were bulked up a little it would pull it all together and original???
LOL, The legs are cast iron from old porch poles and they are screwed on! They probably wont show up anyway, I just wanted something to keep it off the ground and they were here so..ya know how that goes....:D
 

·
"KAT IN THE HAT"
Joined
·
546 Posts
Nope I get it I could just picture your legs made out of something bulkier like tree stumps or something weird something natural like rocks or driftwood
 

·
"KAT IN THE HAT"
Joined
·
546 Posts
Kelloween I hope you do not mind but I just hit my 500 entry and it is an honor as you are the one I was talking to so now I get to choose my whatever that thing is I get to choose.
 

·
Vintage Halloween'er
Joined
·
2,994 Posts
Kelloween I hope you do not mind but I just hit my 500 entry and it is an honor as you are the one I was talking to so now I get to choose my whatever that thing is I get to choose.
OMG, No. i welcome ideas...in fact I did look for something thicker..couldn't come up with anything! yay. for 500!!
 

·
Powered by Unicorn Blood
Joined
·
634 Posts
Discussion Starter #108
Welll...I think it looks great!!...love the legs
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
loved the cauldron,untill your post I could not find one big enough. SO what do you think of this?A path with 6 withhes along the way ending with the big cauldron
sitting on glowing coals,its filled with doll headt.In the backround a gingerbread house with a live witch beckoning the children to come in ,taste the house.?
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CAULDRON!!
louise1
 

·
Powered by Unicorn Blood
Joined
·
634 Posts
Discussion Starter #110
Louise1...sound like a great plan!

Post some pics of your Cauldron project! Always nice to see what others are doing!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
Awesome! Thanks for posting This. I was staring at those exact bins the other day debating how I could make a cauldron out of it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
This was a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing. I built my cauldron this year. The oatmeal coating made a world of different for the texture. And, I saw a picture of expanding foam over mini lights around the rim - made it look like bubbling over. Super cool in the dark. Finally, the crème de la crème was hooking the cooled fog through the bottom. Nothing like a little rolling fog pouring just over the rim. Had to get a new witch though, the one I made didn't have quite the same pizzazz as the cauldron. So, thank you once again for the great tutorial.

Sealing...sealing was an issue. Must seal the thing top, bottom, inside and out. I got lazy with the bottom and the inside and am currently fixing rain damage due to said laziness.
 

·
Powered by Unicorn Blood
Joined
·
634 Posts
Discussion Starter #115
Yup sealing is key!! All that work needs to be protected from the elements. I swear by Spar Varnish. Even when I cut holes in the bottom (for fog or mounting) I will apply either varnish or hot glue to the newly cut area to protect the virgin paper. I even go as far as to hit it with some Thompsons Sealant after I paint it with acrylics.....so that they don't wash away...but this tends to leave it tacky for quite a while....which goes away after a season.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
Do you think that a coating of monster mud would work in place of the paper mâché? I was wondering if a few thin coats would stick and not crack. I just thought it would be easier to sand for a smooth surface. Any thoughts?
 

·
Powered by Unicorn Blood
Joined
·
634 Posts
Discussion Starter #120
It will definitely crack. But an coat of spar varnish may fill those cracks and make it pliable. I would still put 3-5 layers of mache down over the tape first....then apply the joint compound in layers...

Edit:
Depending how much paint you add to the monster mud, the latex may make it very pliable and resistant to cracking....but I would still have some paper mache down first to apply the MM to.
 
101 - 120 of 160 Posts
Top