Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Last Tombstone class of the year

We had fewer students with the afternoon session on having 4 tombstones but both sessions had some creative people with some great tombstones.

Detail Painting

On Sunday.

We painted our new face projection prop.  We finished the crypt top aging. We repainted and detailed the Beloved prop.  We painted our new ghost kid prop white.

We also got our moving coffin lid fixed so it should work the entire season this time.

Small Skeletons

Chris redid the smaller skeleton with cheese cloth which looks much better.

She also painted the larger skeleton black this weekend.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chris playing with dolls

Chris is working on some Davis Graveyard Art pieces for decorating for the party and to possibly sell on an Etsy Store.   She started with a couple of different sized skeletons that we made stand on a base. Then she used monster mud and sheets to create a cover for them.   Next she'll paint them and finish detail them.

Prop Update

We started detail painting the female projection statue.

We finished what we call "sleeping beauty" a crypt lid. Put it in the yard to see how it will look.

New Prop

We started with a child's body form from Ghost Ride Productions. Put a wig head on it and a pair of children's shoes.

We then build a base for it and draped it in sheets soaked on Monster Mud.

The idea is a kid in a simple ghost costume. We'll add a teddy bear and a plastic pumpkin for candy and put it in the middle of the driveway like a scared kid caught in the display. The idea is to add more kids in the future with other classic costumes.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hot weekend of prop making and teaching

We held our Molding and Casting class this past weekend. We had 6 students who made a mold of a small skull and then cast it in expanding foam. The class started at 9am on both days. it went until 4pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. There were a lot of 40 min to 1hr breaks.

Work progressed on our new video head prop of a female statue half carved from stone. We had a
couple of false starts but the final version everyone is happy with. We got her painted black.

We have almost finished our crypt lid we are
working on.

Monday, August 09, 2010

New props this year

We worked on a couple of new props for the year.

We are building a ground crypt that will have a shrouded person on top
of the lid when we are done

The other prop is a small female statue that will have a projected face that will sing a creepy song and say some lines. It is going to look like it is partially carved from stone when it is done.


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Last weekends work

Finished the scroll work on the luminary for inside the Abbey for the party. Also finished the last of the resin votives.

Mudded the last 2 mud men and painted one of them.

The larger one is going to hold a silver tray and be outside of Wine:30 the wine bar downtown in October.

Started work on the female statue that we are going to project onto that will replace our talking head.