Monday, September 14, 2009

A Davis Graveyard secret

For anyone that has ever wondered about all the cool accents on the Davis Graveyard tombstones here is the skinny.
I kinda cheat. :) My brother has a business that makes decorative accents for homes and commercial buildings.

He has given my boxes of them and I have access to the moulds and a two part expanding foam if I want to make more.

Sometimes, if I am really lucky, like this weekend, my brother brings me over some really cool piece like the ones you see it this box. They are from a shipment that was damaged, so he gave them to me. Yippee!!

I put part of one on the base for the nuangel. I added a small skull in the middle that I forgot to take a picture of that makes this look even cooler.

So, to help my karma, I am going to offer up a small box of (resin) decorative accents to one blogger. Just comment on this post and you will be entered to win - I will draw a winner on Monday, September 21.

I will try to fit one of these in the box - but it might be in pieces, but you can easily glue them together when you attach them to the prop.

Note to the winner: they are attached with polyurethane construction adhesive, which takes about 24 hours to dry. They are a bit heavy (the resin ones that I will be shipping) so make sure they are secured well before you paint them. I usually use finish nails to hold them in place until the glue dries.

Good luck everyone!

17 comments:

  1. I was just looking at one of my tombstones and thinking that I need a little architechtural love for it. You need to give me these- LOooooooOOOook into my EEEEeeeEEEyyyyeeees. The details MMMMUuuusssst gooo to SHELLLLLLLLHawwwkk!
    Hehehehehehe

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  2. What a great tip. Super helpful even if I don't win, I have some direction now! Thank you for sharing a trade secret. We were probably going to start sculpting by hand!

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  3. Nice decorative accent. They definitively looks great on a gravestone and I could even have a use for it in my house... maybe in the family room of in the victorian/gothic inspired home theater. The possibilities are endless :-)

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  4. Those are AWESOME! :) Love!

    Consider me entered! :)

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  5. So that's how you do it! Ingenious!

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  6. Great tip! How fortunate you are to have a brother with that kind business. :0)

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  7. That is awesome! What a lucky girl you are! I think I'll adopt your brother so that I can get cool stuff too!!! =)

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  8. How incredibly cool! That is so very generous of you to give these away not to mention that your blog is just awesome!!

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  9. I was actually thinking of using that type of thing to spice up my kitchen cabinets.. they are so plain and bland.

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  10. Who could ever blame you? Those accents would take at least double the time as the entire piece itself! Found art is still art ;)

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  11. Ever since I took your workshop, I can't stop trying to think up new epitaphs. So now I need to make tombstones to put them on. So now I need architectural details for the tombstones. Sure hope I win them! Thanks for sharing all your expertise. My friends look at my headstone and think I'm some kind of artistic genius now.

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  12. that's really cool and a very awesome giveaway!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  13. You are the coolest; that's a great cheat!

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  14. That's not cheating, that's just using all your resources! They look really nice!

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  15. very clever! i am learning so much from my crafty blogger friends

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  16. Omigosh, I almost missed this one by being on vacation!!! Ugh!! I have my fingers crossed, what a cool treat!!

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