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« on: July 24, 2012 05:28:00 PM »

I made these last year...Unfortunatel y I guess I didn't take a picture of it painted so when I pull them out this year I will have to take a picture and post it.

It is made out of a cardboard box. One side has been cut out. From there I just glued some crumpled up newspapers on the box and got to paper mache'ing!!!
 
After it was dry, I then painted it with drylock to make it waterproof. It also gives it a rocky texture.

After a few coats of that I spray painted it grey and then used some black spray paint to give some detail.

Here is a picture of it with the paper mache on it...


It was made to put a light inside and the light would shine on another decoration. Just a way to hide the light.

Like I said before, I will have to take a picture of the finished rock when I pull it out for Halloween. I will re post it then so you can see it.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012 05:58:34 PM »

I don't have to see it painted to tell that's a good idea!  Now I gotta think of some reason I need to make one.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012 04:27:12 AM »

Ohhhh love it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012 06:30:28 AM »

I know your rock is for Halloween, but I think this is a great idea to cover up my well thingy!

Can't wait to see the finished rock...thanks so much for a clever idea and sharing your technique!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012 05:24:59 PM »

I know your rock is for Halloween, but I think this is a great idea to cover up my well thingy!

Can't wait to see the finished rock...thanks so much for a clever idea and sharing your technique!

I love this too, but as far as covering up well thingy, I don't think paper mache would hold up long term outside.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012 05:32:59 AM »

I know your rock is for Halloween, but I think this is a great idea to cover up my well thingy!

Can't wait to see the finished rock...thanks so much for a clever idea and sharing your technique!

I love this too, but as far as covering up well thingy, I don't think paper mache would hold up long term outside.

They are covered with drylock which is water proof. I couldn't tell you how well it works though. I was still too scared to leave it in the rain lol. If you are going to leave it out though I suggest putting a few coats on it and making sure EVERYTHING is covered. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012 06:25:51 AM »

ha ha I have been obsessed with this since I saw it...the guy at the hardware store said that the drylock would work great but that I would have to coat the inside and outside...I will see how long it lasts...I hate the plastic looking ones they sell at Walmart...all my neighbors have those and they look so cheesy to me.

I have a box, I have papers, I have drylock...my weekend is set! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012 11:06:30 AM »

This drylock sounds promising. What is it and where do I get it? I have been wanting to make a big creepy pumpkin head thing with paper mache for a scary scarecrow but have read that even with several coats of sealer it wouldn't hold up very long outside. If drylock will work, I'd be willing to get started on my creepy scarecrow Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012 11:53:09 AM »

I got mine at Ace Hardware, but it is cheaper at Home Depot or Lowe's...it is used to make basements waterproof...it is like gooey thick paint..it was about $24 with tax here in PA.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012 01:39:54 PM »

Yes make sure you coat it really good. It is not hard to find at all. Hope you have fun making it! I made two and that was enough last year for me and mine are not very big. Never thought about making a big one. Might do it one day. I agree with the fake plastic covers. I don't like them at all!! I would love to see yours when you finish it. Smiley So glad I could inspire you!
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012 01:44:59 PM »

This drylock sounds promising. What is it and where do I get it? I have been wanting to make a big creepy pumpkin head thing with paper mache for a scary scarecrow but have read that even with several coats of sealer it wouldn't hold up very long outside. If drylock will work, I'd be willing to get started on my creepy scarecrow Smiley

I am actually making a paper mache pumpkin right now! Smiley The thing about drylock is it is bumpy so as long as you are ok with that go for it. I have heard of something else that is like drylock without the gritty stuff in it but I don't remember what it is called. As soon as I finish my pumpkin I will post it.

Here are two links to making pumpkins that I found

http://www.stolloween.com/?page_id=67  This is the one I am using

http://spookyblue.com/halloween/giant-jackolantern/index2.htm

You know now that I think about it you could use monster mud to put on the pumpkin Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012 06:15:11 PM »


I am actually making a paper mache pumpkin right now! Smiley The thing about drylock is it is bumpy so as long as you are ok with that go for it. I have heard of something else that is like drylock without the gritty stuff in it but I don't remember what it is called. As soon as I finish my pumpkin I will post it.

Here are two links to making pumpkins that I found

http://www.stolloween.com/?page_id=67  This is the one I am using

http://spookyblue.com/halloween/giant-jackolantern/index2.htm

You know now that I think about it you could use monster mud to put on the pumpkin Smiley

1. The rocks ROCK! Wink
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B. Scott from Stolloween is REALLY great with giving EVERYONE tips.  His website is full of tutes and pics.  He also gives suggestions on weatherproofing paper mache.  You can even post on his facebook page if you are having problems and he will help ya!
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