Introduction: Dollar Store Skull Corpsing With Plastic Bags and Heat Gun
Another www.monstertutorials.com tutorial. This is the third skull corpsing tutorial in our Dollar Store Corpsing series. Make sure to watch the video, as most details can be seen there better! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel
Tools and materials:
Cheap plastic skull
Clear plastic (bags or sheeting)
Fake teeth (Tutorial here)
Step 1: Prepping the Skull
For this skull, I wanted an open mouth so I could add my own teeth, so I cut out some of the teeth, very carefully with scissors.
Then I just wrapped the whole skull in plastic sheeting, just 2 or 3 layers.
Step 2: Shrinking the Plastic
Very carefully with a heat gun, warm up the plastic all around until all the plastic shrinks onto the skull. Wrinkles are good. Don't leave the heat gun too long on the skull or you will just melt it.
Step 3: Eyes and Mouth
Using a blade, cut slits where there eyes are, also do the same for the mouth. Use the heat gun to melt the eye lids and lips just how you like them.
Step 4: Finishing and Details
Take some wood stain and paint the skull all over. Then immediately wipe the excess off. This will make the plastic look like mummified skin and the stain will also highlight all the wrinkles and cool details. Optionally, add teeth (here's a tutorial for my glue gun teeth)
And you are done! This project will take, literally, like 10 minutes per skull.
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