It’s getting closer to Halloween with every passing day and that means the Home Haunters and Pro Haunters are brain storming and creating to their hearts content. Heck, for the most of us we are content if we are doing anything Halloween related at any time of the year…me, I doodle out creepy tree’s and whimsical haunted houses during work meetings ::: looks up at website header ::: 🙂 <— yes that is a smiley…wait I just did a smiley… MEDIC!
So I check my Facebook this morning and there is a post from Melissa McKnight about a rusting technique that has been posted over on HauntForum, which I have been sooooo neglecting due to all of my own goings ons. Yeah, I know…spank me later. Heck, spank me three times, I have also ignored HalloweenForum and Garage of Evil.
So back to rusting… I run on over to HauntForum to see exactly what the oxidizing iron is all about and lo’ and behold Jaybo (also known as Jayson from Nickols Manor) has written up a How-to on creating a realistic rusting technique. Seriously folks… you could make your Grandmother look like she was made from iron. Mine, rest her loving soul, would have switched me for even thinking the thought. ::: looks up ::: Love ya Grandma. You guys think they have switches in heaven? I can see it now… “So you like creepy tree’s huh little girl, lets go take a walk to find us a switch.”
Digressed… I’ll explain later. So the rusting technique that Jaybo has shown, has been done by others and is a combo of techniques really. Jaybo isn’t taking ownership of the technique, so slow your roll on thinking he is claiming it as his own… just showing us slow boaters how to do it when we need it. I would hug him for it but Dixie/Dawn would kick my butt. I have a girl crush on Dixie/Dawn… I think she is my good twin…me being the evil one of course. We have a love of the same things. She just doesn’t know how much… NO I don’t mean Jayson! Dang people! Whimsy Halloween stuff… ::: rolls eyes ::: The girl mentions spanking and that’s it for the rest of the post…
Digression… again… So this rusting technique… simple really and most of you may have the ingredients laying around the house…and in the kitchen!!! Can you imagine Oatmeal? Oatmeal! of all things is one of the adds to the mix for rusting. If you live in an area that your worried about varmints, eating what ever it is you have rusted, including nibbling on Grandma, then use Sawdust instead. Smaller, Oatmeal sized chunkies, down to the little stuff I would imagine would work better.
OHHH!! Read the comments from Jayson’s blog entry at Nickols Manor. One of the Davis Graveyarders piped in with suggestions on GreatStuff foam being used for rusting… I won’t say her name, ::: whispers CHRIS ::: mentions how they use it for rusting at the Graveyard. They learned the technique from Bad Boys Scenic Design while at HauntCon last year. Chris mentions something about the using of GreatStuff foam and this being the only worth while thing to use GreatStuff Foam for… If any of you home haunters even attempt to stone her or Jeff… I will send my Grandmother after you!!! You don’t know the meaning of switching until a southern grandma has done it up right.
So if you have read this far… wow… you’re A.D.D. too!!! or… your just waiting for the pictures.
First let me summarize the links a bit. I think this is the most links I have put in one blog post.
Now for pictures:
*** My grandmother was a wonderful southern lady and actually never switched me. My mom learned it from her though!! I only had to be switched once, to my knowledge, so she learned it right! ***
As for the long post… I’m home sick today nursing my shoulder. I have Thoracic Outlet syndrome, I have had it for many many years and somehow have pissed it off again. Basically your hand goes numb and it starts hurting from shoulder to hand. I get the tinglies in my fingers when it starts to wake up a bit and that’s when the pain starts. Nutshell… makes for an angry girl that gets frustrated that I can’t do what I want to, when I want to, which includes painting the dang shelving unit I’m looking at in my living room that should be done and in the Skullery! Also makes it very difficult to sculpt anything cause my hand gets sore and hard to grasp stuff. Typing can be done if I sit the keyboard in my lap, along with the mouse, which at can’t seem to do at work. So…hence the home’ness today.
Now go rust something!!!