Since I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I want all the props from the movie. Today, I decided to do the Tom Riddle Diary with the Basilisk Fang. Here is what you will need :
- black leather diary/journal
- 3D Printer for the fang
- Some paint (black, yellow, white)
- Gold cardboard/paper
- Hot glue
I'm french so there might be english mistakes
Step 1: Choose a Journal
I used an old black leather journal that I already had. They are pretty cheap on amazon.
Step 2: Stain the Journal
In the movie, the journal is very old, so we will have to stain the pages. I just stained the borders because that's what we will see.
I used some tea that I brushed around the corners page by page.
Then I dry each page with an hair dryer. After that, I apply a pressure for several hours on the pages to keep them flat.
Step 3: 3D Print the Fang (and the Top)
For the fang I used a model that I scaled from Thingiverse.
And I used an other model (that I split) for the top of the fang. (I am not a 3D modeler so I had to do this)
I used hot glue to assemble the two together.
I sanded the top part on the sides to be more equal with the base. I used polyfilla to hide the little holes between the top and the base (it also had a certain effect).
Step 4: Weathering the Fang
To add an old effect to the fang, I simply use, black, yellow and white paint. I used my finger to paint the fang and I did random movement with random quantity of these colors to add this effect!
Then apply white glue with a brush on the tooth to smooth it and add a glossy effect.
Step 5: The Hole
First, there is no secret here, just drill a hole to fit your fang!
Then, to make the effect around the hole, you will need a lighter. With that, you will burn the surface of the journal around the hole. Burn until the desire effect. I also burn the hole of the pages. BE CAREFUL ALL TIME, do not burn your fingers
Step 6: Add the Corners
For the corners I had a box with a gold cover. I print a pattern of the corner and draw 4 of them on the cardboard. After that, I hot glue each them in the 2 corners in the front and in the back. I draw with a black sharpie the different dots that appear on the pattern. Finally, I used black paint to add weathering on these corners.
Step 7: Result
An easy DIY project for everyone who like Harry Potter. It cost nothing because I already had everything. Hope you enjoyed it, any comment is welcome.
Runner Up in the
Halloween Props Contest 2015