Monday, May 9, 2016

Skeleton Horse

 This was a pretty self-explanatory project. 
 I found this creepy-ass Bratz horse at the Salvation Army.
OMG - those EYES!!
 I found some inspiration photos online & printed them out. 
I used the one of the real horse painted up the most. 
 I got a lot of the paint off with nail polish remover.  
 Then just used a squishy 120 grit sanding block to rough up the plastic.  

This is the paint I used. 
This & Ivory. 
I like it! 
I'm particularly proud of the skull.  
I used a fine point Sharpie on the teeth and jawline.
Then I used this crap for the protective finish.  
It dried milky.  
Meh.  I posted this on a Halloween DIY page and a lot of people said it looked great & ghostly, but I'm still not loving it. maybe if there weren't so many brush-strokes.  It doesn't look too bad here....
But then I untaped the mane & tail and they're the intense black like the horse itself was before the so-called "clear coat". 
Ew. No. 
OK, that's better!  
Please excuse the bathroom wall, but it was the best light in the house.
 I have a few touch-ups that I want to do but from a distance it's good. I really prefer the intense black and ivory over the "ghostly" finish. 
The mane looks better on this side, too. 

The plan for this is to be displayed with the hearse that I got from Home goods last year. 
If I really wanted to be anal, I could get some black leather lacing and make a harness for the horse and rig up some black plumes to put in the bridle.  We'll see!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Halfway to Halloween!!!

halfway to halloween
(image borrowed from here)

Tomorrow is the last day of the A-Z Challenge - I've been posting glorious Halloween goodies all month over at Tales from the Love Shaque!

I'm thinking that the skeleton post is my favorite!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

OMG !!!!

Things to plan, things to do!

Don't forget my A-Z Challenge is on Halloween goodness!  It's a nice lead-up to Halfway to Halloween!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The 2016 April Blogging A-Z Challenge is gonna happen!

But not on this blog !!
I did do it here in 2012 & 2013 but I figured the Countdown to Halloween & Creepmas are plenty to do each year. 

I signed up to do it over on my personal blog, Tales from the Love Shaque.

The reason I'm telling you about it here?  My theme this year is based on an A-Z post I saw about using junk in the garage as inspiration.  Do you know what's in my garage?  

A whole lotta Halloween stuff!

So for each day in April (except Sundays), I'll be posting alphabetically about things that are in my house, garage and even in my head!  Vast majority of my pictures are from the cemetery and in the Manor in past years.   There's still time to sign up if you're interested!  So far there are 1416 bloggers signed up - that's a whole lot of different ideas all in one place!  Hope to see you on there!


Sunday, February 28, 2016