Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Great Cover Up

This skull was an experiment in creating a prop by applying strip mache over an existing form. The skull also provided a chance to play around with different painting techniques by going beyond my typical dry brushing technique. The result is a fairly realistic skull that looks as if it has been removed from an ancient crypt. This is a great project for someone looking to try papier mache because it basically bypasses the artistic process and concentrates on the technical aspects of papier mache.

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Complete instructions can be found here:

4 comments:

DeadmansLog said...

At least in the photograph, that has a remarkably bone-like texture. I really like it.

What kind of paint techniques/colors did you use for that finish, if I may ask?

STOLLOWEEN said...

The complete tutorial can be found here:
http://www.stolloween.com/?page_id=2539

The painting is a combination of Old English Scratch Remover and diluted acrylic paints

Gourdqueen said...

Really awesome! I enjoyed the step by step.
Linda

The Frog Queen said...

Thanks for sharing. This is the year I want to try papier mache this year. I think I will give this a try this weekend.

Thanks so much!

Cheers!

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