Wednesday, October 13, 2010

All wrapped up

Ive recently posted pic of my mummy on the DSC facebook page
and also on Garage of evil
ive had alot of people asking for a tutorial on how to make my mummy...
well here it is!!!

I wrapped a trash bag around my waist
then added another trash bag around my lower legs
I suggest buying at least 2-3 large rolls of duct tape
start by wrapping from the waist down, keeping your legs together
when wrapping your feet, keep the end of your feet apart while keeping your heels together
by the time your done wrapping they will end up closer together anyways
( you just don't want then to overlap or
ankle bones rub against each
complete lower half
you may either continue, or cut out your 'model' at this point
it was bedtime for me so we cut it off and started again the next night
remove by cutting in a straight line down the back

during the next step there are two different ways you can do this...
when working on the top you can step back into the legs and continue taping upwards into the torso..
or ,
as i did
 i worked it in different stages

first i stuffed the lower legs with plastic bags
Its a good way to reuse all those bags from the grocery store!
plus it helps keep it lightweight
I then added in a yardstick for a 'spine'
if possible i suggest you use a pipe or stick that is the height of your model
( better for stability)
i also added 2 pkg of rocks from the dollar store in the feet
 for weight in the base to help keep it standing

the next step is to tape the upper half
have your model put their arms in position while you are working on the torso so the body shape will be right
wrap the arms and hands separately but in the proper position.
i suggest taping up your neck as well,
this will make adding your head easier
remove the torso by cutting a straight line down the back, across the shoulders
and as small a cut as possible down the back of the arms
(until your model can remove her arms from the wrapping)
tape the upper half back together and stuff a bit for stability and tape onto your lower half
and finish stuffing
when creating the head i actually taped over my own head.
you could also use a wig head or a mask for the face and shape it however you choose.
attach to the body
your mummy form is complete
i then spray painted the mummy white so the silver wouldn't show through the wrapping
next i bought ace bandages from the dollar store and stained them with tea
wrap your mummy with these, but remember
these are the under wrappings so it doesn't have to be perfect
i found cheese cloth at Walmart
it took 3 pkg
cut into strips
tea stained and hung to dry
next proceed to carefully wrap your mummy
here is my completely wrapped mummy
I also painted her with leftover shellac (previous project)
to help the cheesecloth stay and to weatherproof a bit.
the next project is to create a sacrcophagus for my mummy

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