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Unusual Uses for Ice Cubes
Steampunk Plague Doctor Costume
I used Activa Plus for the teeth. It's almost like real clay except you don't have to fire it, or even use the oven.
Thanks Jon! That's high-praise.
How to Clone a Cow SkullView Instructable »
Logan Wall Art - Pallet Wood
Congrats on the first prize in the paper contest. Well deserved.
How to Re-Engineer Paper Back Into Wood
Thank you very much!
Thanks a lot, and Congrats on the Grand Prize!
Congrats on the Grand Prize! Awesome artwork.
Giant 6 Foot Skull and Skeleton Hands
Well done. That is one cray mask!
Thanks. I think the key is too have a good photo to copy and having the profile cardboard right. You can always keep painting until you get the look you want, but the shape has to be right first.
Great craftsmanship. Great idea.
Getting Started With Glue
Tools and Materials for Glue
You Stuck With It!
Great job. Very practical and versatile light.
Fuel Cell Bomb Movie Prop
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Winter Soldier Arm Build
Awesome. Love the paint work.
Bottle Opener With Magnetic Top Catcher
You are a genius and a true craftsman. You have just make the world a better better place!
Paper Mache Lamp ShadeView Instructable »
DIY Millennium Falcon Purse
Fix a Hole in Drywall
Great tip. I will be sure to try this next time. With 2 women in the house, our bathtub drain collect a lot of hair.Another cheap item I found that helps is a little chain that sits in the drain you can get from the dollar store.
Wall Mounted PVC Pipe LampView Instructable »
Lamp Part & Wiring Intro
Lampshades: Support Hardware & How to Choose Them
Writing an Instructable and Adding Photos
Publishing an Instructable
Welcome to Writing an Instructable
How to Write an Instructable
Space Balls Dark Helmet Costume
Thanks! Much appreciated.
Taking Paper Mache Further
Paper Mache Class
Lizard Man Papier Mache Figure
Intro to Paper Mache
Tools and Materials for Paper Mache
Paper Mache Clay
Paper Mache With Glue
STAR WARS LED EDGE LIT SIGN
I think you are absolutely right folkhero.
Thanks a lot! (You have a cool profile photo by the way.)
Concrete 3 Watt LED Light W/ Walnut & Balloons!
Concrete LED Light Cube
Now your talkin'. I was thinking of doing a bob-cat skull. They look pretty nasty.Reply will a pic of a cool dragon or Alien skull and I'll check it out.
I definitely should have included another step. Sorry for the confusion. The brown layer acts as a base coat. I mixed brown paint in withe the glue layer so I wouldn't have to paint another coat just to get the whole thing brown. Everything is brown unless I paint white over top of it. I could paint the whole thing white, but then it would look like step 5 - kind of washed out with very little detail.By leaving the lowest parts brown and painting the highest parts white, it kind of creates a 3D effect. The deeper, darker sections look like shadows regardless of where the light is coming from.Dry-brushing is a technique where you dip your paint brush in (white in this case) paint, then rub most of it off on newspaper. Then gently 'brush' the skull so you barely touch it. This way only t...see more »I definitely should have included another step. Sorry for the confusion. The brown layer acts as a base coat. I mixed brown paint in withe the glue layer so I wouldn't have to paint another coat just to get the whole thing brown. Everything is brown unless I paint white over top of it. I could paint the whole thing white, but then it would look like step 5 - kind of washed out with very little detail.By leaving the lowest parts brown and painting the highest parts white, it kind of creates a 3D effect. The deeper, darker sections look like shadows regardless of where the light is coming from.Dry-brushing is a technique where you dip your paint brush in (white in this case) paint, then rub most of it off on newspaper. Then gently 'brush' the skull so you barely touch it. This way only the highest areas get paint. You can use a sponge to dry-brush as well.You can see in step 7 around the teeth, the only brown areas (on the skull, not the teeth) are the deepest areas the brush couldn't get to.Here's a close up of the teeth after they were painted brown first, then dry-brushed white. I used a darker brown and very little khaki in the white, so there's more contrast between the brighter white and the deep, dark crevasses. The bigger the difference between the brightness of the bottom layer and the top, dry-brush layer, the more contrast you'll get.
You might be able to, but I don't think I would use this method for a human skull. I would just start with a cheap plastic or foam skull from the dollar store. That's what I do for most of my zombies in my Halloween Display.
Silicone Rubber Fish Sculpture
Это невероятно! Отличная работа!
Because I had a soft layer of joint compound, I was able to cut into it with a box cutter and trace the crack with a black pen. I should have included this in the tutorial. Thanks for asking!There really isn't much texture. It's pretty smooth except for a few streaks in the white paint from my stiff old paint brush. Most of the depth comes from leaving the deeper areas brown and just dry-brushing the white paint on the high spots.
Forge a Paper Sword
Looks awesome. Love the hot glue design on the handle.
Love it! Great job on the interior.
Thanks for all the positive feedback!
Well done. Very precise. One of the best tutorials I've see for Steam Punk Goggles.
Great job on the turtles. Excelent tutorial.
Paper Mache Cow SkullView Instructable »
Thanks, Your very kind.
Giant Spider Web
Thanks! I like your Giant Spider Web. I might add it to my Halloween display next year.
Awesome. It's the perfect color green and the 'plastic' like finish totally reminds me of the actual toy soldiers.The fact the 5 of you had the same costume is even more impressive!!
Creepy .... and awesome!
I live in rainy Vancouver and have had the exact same problem. I switched to Flex-bond thin-set mortar for my Halloween displays then seal it with a layer of exterior house-paint, then paint with acrylic paint. Good luck with the next one!
Great job. I like the way you made the teeth using toiliet paper.
Oh my God, you nailed it. I love those Beetlehuice characters and you guys did a great a job.
Beautiful. I love the texture you gave the elephant skin.
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