Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sketches 2015

Most Halloweens begin with lots of sketches. This year, the gargoyle project came first. So now I'm scrambling to do a little catch up. I'm trying to lean toward more general so that I can use my old, more generic, decorations. So I'm going for a creepy Gothic cathedral kind of a look. Abaddon will go in the front yard in back of the tombstones.  And I'm thinking of doing a large stained glass in the big bay window with cellophane and black construction paper.
The different colors of cello paper and a new package of black construction paper arrived today. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Halloween couture

Picked up an array of Halloween themed bandanas from Joann's. Shit just got classy.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tombstones 2015

Ahh, gravestones.  Fond memories....of getting inadvertently woozy on the fumes.  But we learn from such things, and now have an ever present fan.  I still have the lovely Harry Potter tombstones, but this year I wanted to go more generic.  So my thought was to make new plaques and to attach them to the opposite side of the tombstone.  Found a couple of funny ones, and went ahead with the first one tonight.  The nice thing about this project is that I can do it inside (WITH a fan) after there's no more light to do larger scale projects.  The lovely saral/transfer paper came in handy yet again as I picked out fonts.  I have a couple different ones I thought I'd use.  This one is "Little Lord Fontleroy"

Dragon Egg Purse

In convincing my friend Natalie to come to Comic Con, we were figuring out what costume she could do, and came up with an (already owned) Daenerys Targaryen costume.  Only trouble was trying to figure out a suitable bag to hold money, id, etc. So we came up with the idea of an egg purse.  The character has these gorgeous dragon eggs, and it seemed the easiest solution.

So I'm starting with a paper mache base (plastic eggs are either not big enough, or super expensive).  The plan is to cut it, do lining, add a hinge, cut out scales out of vinyl (found some appropriate green at Joann's), and figure out a strap.  I'm thinking something close to the dress so that it will kind of blend in, and not look like a purse strap.

First up is to do many (many many) layers on a basic balloon base.  Currently at 3 layers.