Monday, January 31, 2011

#16 Man Eating Plant

I wanted some little scary looking little plants inspired by Audry II from Little shop of Horrors. 




So I used both Celluclay and Paperclay. 
Two of my favorite things to work with. 



Foil and a coat hanger for the stalk frame. Toothpicks are for teeth.





The cheap foam, pots, and foliage from the dollar store.










I made the shape I wanted with the cut wire.









I covered it in foil to bulk it up. I made it flat at the end in the shape of the tongue.







I covered it in a layer of celluclay and let it dry.










I made the head out of foil. I it balled up and shaped into a lower and upper jaw piece.







I also tried using styro-foam eggs I cut in half on a couple. 
They work good.
 But I think I prefer the versatility the foil gives to the shape.







 I cover the halves in a coat of celluclay let it dry and then smooth it out with paperclay.


When they dried I glued them on the stalk /tongue with hot glue








I filled in the gaps at the at the base and shape it more with the paperclay. 
I also added gums lips and other detail with the clay. In the gum line I poked little holes where I want the teeth, with a tooth pick. This will give a good anchor when I go to glue them in





After it was dry I just painted the head. Not so worried about the stem yet. 







I hot glued on the leaves at the base of the head.  Then I used paperclay to blend them and smooth out the stalk. Of course painted it when it was dry to match .






After I sealed the whole thing. I use a very High Gloss varnish several coats on the inside of the mouth,lips and tongue. to make it look nice and wet. Then super glue in the teeth.












I also made one with teeth made of fimo instead of toothpick.
 I just rolled them out and cut them and baked them.







I also used flower petals instead of leaves for the head.



8 comments:

  1. I just LOVE your blog. Your ideas are awesome. I've been throwing a Halloween party for my grandkids for several years, and each year I try to create more props/decorations. Now that the kids are getting older, I can add better stuff, such as what you've created. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your ideas. I plan to start having adult Halloween parties too.

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  2. Thank you.
    Absolutely you should just remember to do so at your own risk (gotta cover my butt in this lawsuit happy society :) I am going to do more Halloween party ideas soon. I like to plan way ahead for mine. Thank you again.

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  3. What a clever idea! I'm so impressed and inspired!
    This is the most imaginative thing I've seen in a long time! Love it!!

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  4. Thank you very much mrmarbles! Hope you make some little monster plants too and have as much fun as I did with mine. They sit in the kitchen window with my other normal plants and they fit in just perfectly.

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  5. WOW! I stumbled onto this through Pinterest. I am so impressed by this! I don't think I have the patience to make it, but I so could see a non-frightening version of this added in a kid's room with all of the nature decor that is popular now. Love it, love it, love it!

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  6. The bark on your tree looks a-maz-ing! Very creative and well done! I haven’t used the celluclay or paper clay (I’ve always just used what I had; fairly old and moneyless), but those would make things so much easier! Thanks for sharing!

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