After using many different paper mache clay recipes and going through a steep learning curve when I first started, I decided to assemble a walkthrough tutorial with hints, tips and tricks to help others make a nice batch of clay.
As many of you may have seen, I have been experimenting with making molds and casting pieces. I've made a couple plaster molds, and just wasn't thrilled with the limitations that it presented. While I believe plaster is great for molds for latex casts, that's not where I'm going at the moment.
After making GhoulishCop's Air Dry Clay 2.0, I decided to make a modification to it to see what I could come up with and substituted the corn starch for more flour. I did use corn starch for the kneading process, but that did not add up to very much.
Making Clay Mache Hand Halloween props is a relatively simple process. It's a bit lengthy, but with a little bit of patience and persistence, you can make some realistic looking, durable prop hands that can be reused for many years to come. In this article, I'll share my DIY (Do It Yourself) build process:
Today I decided to get started on my Halloween Projects for the year. First up is a New Halloween24x7 sign to use for shows and conventions. I'm making it out of blue foam coated in Foam Coat. When I checked my supply of foam coat, I realized I was low, so I used a piece of scrap foam to see if mortar and the acrylic fortifier work the same as foam coat and bounce. I read some time back that it was virtually the same. I'll check on it in the morning and see if it worked. The sign is carved up, weathered and aged. I plan to make it look like it's an aged thick metal sign. So far, I'm quite pleased with how it's turning out. Here's a progress pic.