The title of this post tickles me to no end. I usually make ‘pretty’ garlands like these, but I just couldn’t help but make some gruesome rotting flesh with an evil eye centerpiece to go along with my Zombie Candles.
I adore pretty Halloween with glittered skulls and fancy
cocktails potions, but I was just in a more gruesome mood this year. I don’t think many people will want to recreate this garland, but I did a quick mashup of the process in case anyone was interested.
It involves plaster, paint, and plastic sheeting. Here is an interpretation of events from McClain, my 3 year old:
McClain: “Whatcha doing Mama?”
Me: “What does it look like I am doing?” (said nicely b/c I was curious what he thought)
McClain:”You’re making a BIG mess”
But it was a melty, drippy, bloody, gruesome mess.
After swirling plaster came a layer of paint (same colors used in the Zombie Candles). FYI: you don’t have to wait for the plaster to fully dry before painting. Just wait till it hardens.
Next week you can see the full Undead Mantel (10/16)
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