While I still don't have much done inside the Maple Grove Manor, the outside is coming along nicely. I have 3 stones that still need to be put in the cemetery (somewhere!). 2 just need some detail yet, drybrushing some greens & browns & maybe some moss. I'll finish them this afternoon and get them in the yard.
I'm very happy with the scrolls & skull from the Davis Graveyard etsy shop.
(they're still drying here, hence the lighter blotches)
The third looks like a total hot mess.
I carved out the general skeleton shape in the foam and then used Gorilla Glue to fill in the spaces. I almost died laughing at the globs the grew everywhere! The hubby looked at it and suggested leaving the globs on and painting them to look like moss. Which I thought sounded good. As I started painting, it came to me that they kind of looked like barnacles, so once I get it painted, I'm going to have the epitaph say "Lost at Sea". I have my fingers crossed that it turns out like what I see in my head.
All of the skeletons are finally out in the cemetery. The neighbors have got to think I'm nuts since I will talk to the skeletons and ghosts while I'm out there.
I thought this skeleton's pose looked familiar!
I went out & got some night shots with my phone last night. I'm pretty sure I need some smaller, accent spot lights to get the look I want. The red one is too much, but makes for a lovely purple.....
I moved these guys around a bit since I put the red spot out there.
When I was out putting the skeletons out (and may have gotten caught in conversation with them) the neighbor came over from across the street carrying a huge box. He told me that they'd noticed I put a few decorations out (NO!!!! Really??) and since their son graduated and moved out, they don't decorate anymore. He had this ghoul sitting in his garage and asked if I wanted it? He wasn't even sure if it worked. So I took it. It's sort of hard to say no, even when it's something you know darn well you'll never use!
Oh hey - they're next to each other! I can never get pics to do this when I want them to! Anyway.
She doesn't rise up, but I also didn't look to see why. She lights up & screams and a fan inflates her arms and they flop around. Quite comical but she totally does not fit in my cemetery. (holy crap - $179.99 at Spirit new!!) anywhooo. there happens to be a house on my way home from the dance studio that happens to decorate and this looks to be right along their tastes. I may re-gift it!
I love to go by their house, since they've added a bunch more this year. Last year was some orange lights around their fence and a life-sized figure of the girl in a pink ball gown lit from the inside and a JOL head. This year they have another life-size ghoul and they boarded up their windows and also have 2 skeletons trying to climb their porch rail (hilarious!!)