Yeah, This might be a little strange. While perusing one of my many boxes of Halloween decorations, I came across the one housing my hands. Well not mine, but those for my creatures. I wanted to lay them out to see which types I have, which I don’t like, how I may want to use them and which I need to make more of.
The creepy bubbly type skeleton type hands were actually my very first pair made with expanding foam. OMG, using this stuff is extremely tricky to work with. I made a pair about 5 years ago and still have little wads of foam stuck to my garage floor. I’ve learned how to make different, yet similar type skeleton hands since then and need to put a couple together for my grave grabber or cauldron creep.
The problem with the foam is that it isn’t pliable. I think I’m going to use the plastic tubing, wire, cotton and latex method for making my new set. This way they look will be more realistic – skelly looking. It’s always a good idea to have an extra pair of hands around. You can never have too many, I say!
After that, I’ll be working on my blucky corpsing. Unfortunately I haven’t purchased my first official bucky yet (yes I know, I’m bad) but hopefully I’ll be able to nab one after the holidays at a more reasonable price. In the meantime, I’m still sorting through my boxes, shed, garage and other hiding places in my house where I’ve stashed Halloween supplies I’ve purchased or made during the year. It’s like trying to find a coccyx in a crypt!
Funny how around Halloween building props and decorating is paramount over anything else. LOL! I bury myself deep in my work and burn the midnight oil. Thankfully, I have an understanding family who give me space and let me delve into my dark world undisturbed. (I just come up for an occasional breath of fresh air when I need to cook dinner or else we’d all starve!)
“Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make.” ~ Dracula
Okay, I tried to pick up more paint today for my tombstones but the two stores I went to were out. I like to use the spray “stone” effect for my stones (as opposed to flat like many people commonly use.) The problem is after I attempted to fix some of the lettering, I had to use flat paint as a touch up. Now they’re half and half and need one more quick coat of stone.
I’ll have to see what I can find tomorrow. In the meantime, this is a dangerous time of year for me to be alone at the stores. I am tempted to pick up more Halloween items than I need. The new products are pretty cool this year. But alas, I promised my purse I’d hold back. So into the store I go tomorrow, with blinders on! Damn, that stinks!
Welcome to Madmomma’s Halloween Haunt where I hope you enjoy reading about my passion for Halloween.