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  1. Horror Bust Mod

    I came across one of those busts sold for girls to practice hair and makeup on. Something similar to this:

    I took some pictures of the real one, but my camera is acting odd lately and several photos were seriously overexposed. Anyway, it was 99 and it had eyes I could remove, not just painted on. So, I got the doll for those eyes.
    Having removed the eyes, I ...
  2. Zombified Minnie Mouse

    I happened to have a cute little Minnie Mouse come into my possession:

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    So, I decide to zombify it. It's not a terribly elaborate mod.
    I started by cutting the eye out with an X-Acto knife.
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    I din't want just a hole into her head, so I used my old standby. I mixed glue and water in a 1:1 mix and tore some cotton from a cotton ball. I mixed it all up and crammed it in the eye socket ...
  3. Witch Doctor Rattle Mod

    Cruising through the thrift stores, I came across this creepy little thing:
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    It is pretty freaky and weird all on its own, but I thought I could give it a makeover. The base seems like a coconut shell sanded smooth and carved. Both sides have the same carving. The teeth are pieces of paper glued inside. A couple of bottle caps inside make the "rattle".

    I started by replacing the hair with the ...
  4. Making a Horror Doll with Paper Mache Part 2

    Last time, I left the doll parts drying. Now they are all dry and ready for paint. There are any number of paint options. For this project, I started by giving all the parts a black base coat.
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    To help the next layers "pop" more clearly, I decide to do a dry brush of white right over the black. I find, when putting colors right on the black, it is easy to muddy them.
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  5. Making a Horror Doll with Paper Mache Part 1

    Thought I'd document how I made this little dolly:
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    First, I started with this doll from a yard sale. The body and limbs are all plastic. The head is rubber.
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    The next thing I did was to separate all the limbs. This is not strictly necessary, especially if you know the pose you want the final doll to be in. Still, this is what I did.
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    To give the ...

    Updated 06-24-2019 at 11:46 AM by JustJimAZ

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