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caretaker

Post by Spookymufu » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:43 pm

hey ya'll, I started working on a grave yard caretaker. My plan is to have a life size caretaker in my yard next year looking over my graveyard.

here is what it started out as.......
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then it progressed to this, tape and newspaper to form the base.
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I have started adding the Creative Paperclay tonight
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I have never done anything like this before so please excuse the not very good aspect of it so far. I will need to go back over it in some areas to fix parts.
http://theyard.netii.net/
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Re: caretaker

Post by adrian » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:20 am

looks good man
i bought 10 heads this weekned from Hobby lobby for our twisted Hanzel and Grettel (spelling) theme on the inside this year
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: caretaker

Post by Spookymufu » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:29 pm

got this far on the caretaker, the clay is cracking due to drying out when I am applying it to the bust, so I'll need to add more water to the surface as I go


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http://theyard.netii.net/
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Re: caretaker

Post by witchy » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:59 pm

Wow spooky those are great pic's, what do you need to fix? He looks great from what I can tell!!! :D

Adrian you should post some pic's when you get further along. I would love to see Hansel & Gretel. Your theme sounds very cool!! 8)
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Re: caretaker

Post by Spookymufu » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:44 pm

I need to patch a few cracks and finish the rest of the head
http://theyard.netii.net/
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Re: caretaker

Post by MacPhantom » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:06 am

Nicely nicely! Can't wait to see what it looks like once you get the eyes in there!

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Re: caretaker

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:40 pm

Spookymufu wrote:I need to patch a few cracks and finish the rest of the head
If you need help I hear that Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon has some time to kill these days.
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Re: caretaker

Post by NeverMore » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:03 pm

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Better lock your doors Mac! I can see Spooky skulking around the neighborhood, looking for an
open door so he can sneak in and steal somebody's eyes.

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Re: caretaker

Post by adrian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:02 am

any more progress spook?
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: caretaker

Post by witchy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:45 am

Spookymufu wrote:I need to patch a few cracks and finish the rest of the head
I didn't see any cracks, thats why I asked, and I figure the rest of it out all by myself!!! Ha ha ha :wink:
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Re: caretaker

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:44 pm

adrian wrote:looks good man
i bought 10 heads this weekned from Hobby lobby for our twisted Hanzel and Grettel (spelling) theme on the inside this year
You know...it's comments like these that make me happy to be around here with y'all.

Say that out loud at a church social and be prepared for odd looks and whispers. :lol:
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Re: caretaker

Post by MacPhantom » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:55 pm

How does that paperclay handle? I'm thinking of using some to make a Cartoon Head mask for my brother for his birthday... Does it dry flexible, or sturdy? Can you smooth it out? Does it shrink when it dries? How long can you work with it before it dries out?

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Re: caretaker

Post by Spookymufu » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:16 am

no it isnt flexible when dry, very ridgid like plaster. yes you can smooth it out, even sand it if needed. You can work with it for a long time and you can keep wetting it to keep it moist while you work with it but, it isnt like regular sculpting clay like you would have a large chunk and sculpt it. It's more to cover a form as a final "skin" kind of thing
http://theyard.netii.net/
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Re: caretaker

Post by adrian » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:00 am

spooks right... when it dries it isn't flexable by NO means
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: caretaker

Post by witchy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:01 pm

Good to know, I was wondering about that too. Thanks!! :D
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