Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10 Days!

 There are only 10 days left until Halloween.  Gotta admit, I'm feeling the time crunch now.  Goliath is no where near complete, Bird Girl still needs to be painted, and this whole "work" thing is getting in my way!!  I did take Sunday off from projects to work in the front yard trimming trees and bushes and stuff, getting it ready for the cemetery to go up next weekend.

I finally got started using the paper clay on Goliath now.  I covered his legs, giving him better shape and smoothing out the strips over the duct tape.  It'll take a couple of days to dry thoroughly, even though I tried not to make it too thick.  I had to make a new page for the progress of this project as the first page is getting really long and I don't want the pages to take forever to load.  The link to the second page is on the bottom of Page 1.  :-)

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Stiltbeast Studios

 If y'all wanna learn how to do some cool stuff, check out Allen Hopps over at Stiltbeast Studios on their Youtube channel!  Good stuff, and entertaining!  He's got some great videos on how to make cool Halloween props very simply and VERY cost-effectively.  Check it out!


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hump Day! Goliath V.2 progress

 Worked on getting that important base layer of strip mache on top of most of the duct tape.  Now I can see better what I'm working with and my future mache clay has something better to stick to.  Good times!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Goliath is looking like something finally!

 Got a lot of the "fleshing out" part done, and he has a head now!

Follow the progress here:

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Goliath V.2 Progress Sunday, October 11


So, it's moving along.  I have the frame done and attached to the base, and I have the duct tape top and bottom on and am trying to get it stuffed tonight.  It doesn't look like much now, but he will be magnificent when he is done!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Progress on Goliath as of Friday, October 9

This evening, I finally have been able to get back to work on Goliath.  We finished up the duct tape part  and picked up a couple of supplies yesterday, and today I took measurements for the frame and got started on that part.  I ordered a couple of male wig heads off Amazon that should be here tomorrow or Sunday for this project and another one I have in mind later for next year. 

Here's my progress so far:  Goliath V.2

Happy weekend!!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Wicked Makers

 So, I mentioned before that I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest.  Well, I've also been spending a fair amount of time on other sites too -- ya know, for research purposes -- and I stumbled on to the Wicked Makers channel on YouTube while perusing some glowing embers tutorials.  Jaimie and Jay have some pretty cool projects, both for Halloween and non-Halloween things, and they make their videos fun and entertaining.  Y'all check 'em out!