Intro: Halloween Wall Teaser
Those of you who have been around a while know I do a large Haunted House at my home every year, this year we are changing the entrance and needed a wall, although this isn't finished there is enough to give you the idea and be able to recreate something similar if you chose. The main idea came from a picture a family member took in Orlando Florida, that wall probably cost a couple of thousand dollars, to date I have less than $5.us invested.
Step 1: Getting Started
There is a show on cable called "Hanging with Hackett" were the guy creates amazing stuff from found objects he calls obtainium, thats a FANTASTIC word and I quickly adopted it, I also came up with the word possibilium to cover the same found,scavaged,donated materials so one of the first steps is to peruse your pile of possibilium. I found some interior doors and dimensional lumber that looked like it would work
Step 2: Getting Started 2
For this project I needed a supply of skulls and other bones, I had seen an instructable that molded over the front of a skull with papier mache and adapted that technique to my tissue and paint method. First I made a stand for the skull I was going to copy using a screw through a container lid, then I hot glued store bought skeleton hands to a plastic bucket and covered both the skull and hands with aluminum foil. Back to the obtanium pile and I located some house paint which I thinned down with water and tinted with craft paint. First you apply some paint to the foil then inbed the tissue, this method uses a lot less paper than my other method (which you can see by searching my other ibles) it's also not as strong but its fine for this application. I made 9 skulls and 5 hands so far and haven't used up 3/4 of a roll of tissue.
Step 3: Lets Get Building !
I found that three 30" interior doors would just about fill the space I needed so I attached them together using a 1x4" across the back, wanting a foundation "stone" I added a couple 2x10"s across the bottom, now for the really tricky part, making it look like blocks.... OK, it's not that tricky, slap on a thick layer of paint and lay a papertowel in place, brush over it to embed it in the paint and add a second layer, repeat until you have a wall. Once the "wall" is dry, attach your skulls and other bones with hotglue and then cover the attachment point with more papertowels and paint...sorry no pics of any of that but I couldn't spare any of my 5 hands for the camera = (
Step 4: Stay Tuned
So like I said at the top, this isn't finished, I still need to attach some of the pieces, paint everything one color and then add more paint to make the blocks look more like rocks but for the finished wall you'll have to wait until after HALLOWEEN