I used to know a girl named Shelly, and while she was hardly what I would consider creepy, I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw undead_october’s tutorial for Creepy Shelly. And that would probably bum her out because Creepy Shelly is terrifying! I mean, I genuinely find it unsettling. Job well done undead_october.
I also have to give a tip of the hat to undead_october because I had heretofore never heard of snot rag mâché, or the process of utilizing Kleenex, glue, and water, in place of the typical paper mâché. Again, job well done!
This macabre masterpiece started with a child sized skull sculpted using DAS clay. It was hot glued to a two liter bottle that was then attached to a wood base.
After extending the neck over the bottle with more clay some aluminum foil arms and shoulders were attached to the bottle with more hot glue.
The legs were created with wood dowels attached to the undersized of the wood base and the feet were crafted using oval pieces of craft wood.
Once the full frame was in place the entire body was snot rag mâchéd. The final part of the body was the hands, which were sculpted with more clay.
Once the body is fully sculpted and mâchéd it was given a coat of brown paint. Undead_october did more than just slap some brown paint on Shelly, though, the highlights added give a truly decayed look to Shelly.
Items needed to complete this include:
- DAS modeling clay
- Aluminum foil
- 2 liter bottle
- Wood base
- Wood dowel
- 2 – Oval wood plaques
- Elmer’s glue
- Brown paint
- Old dress