Screaming Switch Plate

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Introduction: Screaming Switch Plate

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 :)

Step 1: First Step, the Teeth!

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!

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

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

Step 4: Fourth Step, the Lips

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!

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!

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!

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

*Bonus* you can add a tongue over the switch :)

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    did you finally had time to make your own?

    Sadly, no. We ended up selling our old house and buying a new one this year. It's been insane, but this one is on my list!

    Beautiful!

    Another good material is Magic-Sculpt, a 2-part water-based epoxy clay that gives you 2hrs work time, has great adhesion, and is very, very tough. Fairly cheap too.

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    Only two hours work time :O
    For a simple project like this one it would be perfect, but for my other sculptures, I wouldn't have enough time.
    I'll take a look at this material :P thanks

    Exactly. It's mostly for quick stuff. Or for things you want to have very fine or mechanical surface, since you can work it with cutting and abrasion tools after it's fully set, and will take a fair polish. I used it to sculpt teeth originals for a mold to cast Instacast, for example, and since the original was smooth, I barely had to do any cleanup or finishing on the castings at all. It's also useful for highly detailed textures, since you can build it up in layers, much like Sculpey. I've made some excellent texturing tools by sculpting in layers in negative, so I was making the tool directly rather than having to make a reverse casting. It's durable enough to use as a positive form over which to hammer forge copper and brass sheet metal too.

    thanks for your comment :D it's truly appreciated

    Does the clay automatically stick to the plate or do you have to use glue?

    Btw....this looks awsome!

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    Hum... To be honest, I made this project like two years ago, so I don't totally remember, but I think it will stick to the plate on it's own. But, it was not normal clay, it was Sculpey, which is a different type of material, and it sticks better to surfaces.

    If you do that project and it dont stick, I think that super strong glue could work pretty well.

    Oh and, one last thing, if you make your own version, dont forget to post pictures of it, please :D

    Reminds me of Santa Cruz's screaming hand (Santa Cruz is a skateboarding brand

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    ahah nice, i just watched the logo, and yeah it has similarities :P