Saturday, January 19, 2019

CHURCH: Behind The Scenes

The magic of cardboard and duct tape...and mache.
Didn't use a single screw or nail...not that I'm bragging about that, as I think that would have made my life a little easier during construction.

I built the votive stand around a cheap aluminum shelf.  I used cardboard and small strips of crappy wood from Lowes that they sell in bundles for dirt cheap.



12 comments:

Shallow Grave Cemetery said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Your displays are amazing but when you show how simple materials are transformed into your display it makes me appreciate it even more. For some reason I have always wanted to see photos of the back of your props (like the scarecrows and zombies). It's a perspective that you have never really shown before.

Jay's Shadow said...

Great idea using the cheap shelf. You already have the support, just mâché over it.

Lowe’s has a crappy wood section??? I need to find that at my Lowe’s. I like using pallet wood too. The table a built for my Halloween room, I used pallet wood that was a dark/dirty color and iron pipe.

Lady M said...

Wow - that's a swell makeover.

Revenant Manor said...

The transformation of that aluminum rack into the votive stand is really incredible. It's so convincing that even after knowing what is underneath it is hard to tell.

As incredible as that metamorphosis is, the conversion of cardboard strips and duct tape into the backdrop is maybe even more so. I would have wagered a completely irresponsible amount of money that those slats were reclaimed pallet boards...

Rot said...

thanks, guys.

RM, the initial plan was to have reclaimed wood from an old fence or a bunch of old pallets, but i dreaded the weight of it all..and the carpentry requirements.

Autumnleaf said...

Kudos, Rot for the incredible transformations.....but even more so for the light weight aspect of all of the materials. Things really could have gotten cumbersome and hard to handle. I have to think that the storage aspect of key pieces also 'weighs' into it.

Rot said...

yeah...they were easy to move and wire up to the porch. And important to note, i leaned the panels up against my fence in the yard after halloween, and they've been rained and snowed upon over and over again and i'm shocked that they're doing ok except for some warping of the cardboard...

Hal9thou said...

Ahhh, LOVE creativity!

Willow Cove said...

Neato! Good idea to use the wire rack. It is very sturdy and i can imagine , easy to build a skin/facade around.
You should do some how to videos....with your face blurred out, of course ;)

Ragged Grin said...

Still blown away by this display. Pure artistry at it's finest. Choosing to allow some give in those faces, giving them a realistic sunken look, the "wooden" slats...I think you had everyone fooled with those, the votive table, the choices and execution are amazing. Appreciate you sharing!

PumpkinPickin said...

Really enjoy the use of wooden slats...so simple and so perfect!!

VenomStorm said...

Yeah I totally thought those were pallet wood. Amazing paint job. The cart transformation is unreal.