October 25, 2011

DIY Jack Skellington

the paper mache version
I've been working on this for awhile. I didn't know what I was getting into deciding to paper mache a 36" round balloon. I'm 33 and I have never done any sort of paper mache, not even in grade school. It was fun but it was time consuming. This giant head took about 36 hours to dry. I'm not exaggerating. I even finished him off with a black felt collar. Naturally my instincts were to make an entire life-sized version but I held myself back, on purpose. I mean, come on, how insane would that have been? I'd like to appear some-what normal.
Chillin' next to Jay Z, no big deal

The breakdown:
paper mache a giant ass balloon
after it dries (this will take forever) paint it white
then paint on his face with black paint
it really is too easy
add a black felt collar
{he is actually glued down to a small piece of cardboard that the collar is attached to as well}
I took these pictures after the sun went down, you can probably tell. You can expect dark, ugly pictures on the blog from here on out since the sun doesn't stay out as long. I don't get home from work until it's dark so I'm left to take pics on the weekends and at night and mamma likes to get her drink on during the winter weekends (coping mechanism) so dark pictures it is. (for those of you who are new around here, I'm joking. I drink way more than just on the weekends ;)

his head is ALMOST as big as mine

This is our front door, nothing too spectacular but I wanted to share. This is what our non-social neighbors get to see when they walk by every day.

And I added a few creepy crawlers to The Mantle, they add a nice touch


Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

I love it! That's my favorite movie of all time, ever.

Anonymous said...

birds birds ewww

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I just started doing paper mache and paper mache clay myself. Im now starting an animatronic jack. Someone just introduced me to plaster cloth. It makes paper mache easy and is not that expensive! Check it out at michaels hobby lobby.