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Screaming switch plate

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Hi people!
Today I was looking at my old switch plate and I decided to do a little project with it.
It's a screaming switch plate as you can see :)
 
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Step 1: First step, the teeth!

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First of all, you will need some clay, or polymer clay to sculpt some teeth.
You can do as many as you want, I made 6 of them for each side of the mouth.
Next, you have to bake them in the oven with the propre time depending on the material you're using.

Step 2: Second step, the gum!

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After you got your harden teeth, place a small amount of clay on the top of the switch plate to create the gum.
Then, place your teeth into it, and make it look like real gum, like if their bases were burried inside the gum.

Step 3: Third step, repeat step 2 but for the other side

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Third step, repeat step 2 but for the other side now

Step 4: Fourth step, the lips

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With some clay, add lips to that mouth.
When it's done, add some skin for the cheek. 

---EDIT----
Now you have to bake it if you're using polymer clay, or let it dry if it's air-dry clay.
Thanks to  Void Schism to let me know this step was missing :)

Step 5: PAINT IT!

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Next step is to paint it. 
Be creative! you can make it look gross like a zombie or like a normal human too.
If somebody do that project and wanna try a different look than mine, let me know by posting the link of your project picture in the comments please :D

Step 6: Almost done!

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An unnecessary step you can do, is to add some liquid latex to the skin parts, and some crystal clear acrylic to the teeth and gum.

Step 7: It's done!

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And voila!
Now you've your own screaming switch plate!

*Bonus* you can add a tongue over the switch :)
I love this! If I have time this year, I will definitely try it.
ecsaul231 year ago
I love the texture on the tongue! the tongue really pulls it all together. good job!
xdanny1992x (author)  ecsaul231 year ago
Thanks ;) i appreciate that kind of comment that tell me the good points of my project :)
my pleasure! its good to know that people look at it and that they like like what they see. makes it worth it :)
tinatrena1 year ago
that's awesome!
xdanny1992x (author)  tinatrena1 year ago
Hey! Thanks
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
xdanny1992x (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
OMG! Am I really part of the finalists??
Ohh yeahh :)
I hope i will win :-D at least the third place, plzz plzzz
so did you have to wrap the switch with anything when sculpting the tongue... or did the sculpey come right off ... or did you glue it on later. how well does it hold up if you didnt glue it?

oh and the only reason i am asking these questions is ... YOU ARE A GENIOUS... and i am going to make one of my own hahahahaha dont know what i want to make yet... but images will come soon!!!
xdanny1992x (author)  licenseless1 year ago
Basically, there wasn't supposed to have a tongue over the switch, so it's the main reason why I haven't wrote the instructions. So, the way I did it (cuz' I suppose there are a lot of ways to achienve one like this), is that I sculpted the basic shape of the tongue with sculpey, then I pushed it over the switch, to cast his shape at the base. Then I removed the soft tongue from the switch, and add details to it. After, I baked it, painted it. I could have glued it over the switch, but I'm in residence so the switch isn't mine, I had to find another way. I put some liquid latex in the tongue hole, and place it over the switch. This way, when the liquid latex dried, the tongue doesn't fall, and when I will leave the residence, I'll just have to pull it a little bit, and remove the latex stucked on the switch.

*** Sorry if it's not clear, I'm french so I "try" to make it understandable***

Sure! if you make one I wanna see it!! :)
poofrabbit1 year ago
Oh this is cool! Nice job!
xdanny1992x (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
thanks :)
bricobart1 year ago
Good job!!! I'm sure it would be so crazy to make a more adult version also, with a, well, you know. UP DOWN UP DOWN UP DOWN! Just kidding!!!!!!!
xdanny1992x (author)  bricobart1 year ago
Hahah xD sure!
Lowriderpr1 year ago
Nice job!
xdanny1992x (author)  Lowriderpr1 year ago
Thanks ^^
drwebster1 year ago
sooo inventive,fantastic job,love it
xdanny1992x (author)  drwebster1 year ago
Thanks a lot ^^
ChrysN1 year ago
Having the tongue as a switch, that made me laugh. Great job sculpting.
xdanny1992x (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Hihi thanks :)
Hahaha! I didn't realize at first that the tongue was the switch!
xdanny1992x (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Haha i thought it would be neat like that :)
Isn't it?
Kiteman1 year ago
Oh, that just demands that you give the entire wall the skin effect!
xdanny1992x (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
Haha I wish I could! but unfortunately I'm not allowed, here is scholar residence, to paint on wall...
Pin up big sheets of paper, then treat that...?
xdanny1992x (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
It would make a lot of paper to cover this big wall lol :)
But I like the idea though. :)
Mimikry1 year ago
how cool is that!

xdanny1992x (author)  Mimikry1 year ago
Thanks ^^
Looks awesome, wish I could sculpt like that... need practice.
Should there be a step for baking the sculpey, or did you leave it soft?
xdanny1992x (author)  Void Schism1 year ago
Thanks!
And yes there should have been a step for that, and now there is, thanks to you! :)
(it's in the fourth section)