WORKING ON THIS PAGE. Will be updated as I complete the project!
This is a CHEAP and EASY way to make a static MUMMY..
First starting with a plastic rap of a friend or loved one... NOTE: they may not be when your done...lol You can use this link by Royafork to build the plastic rap body. Plastic Clone
Once done with your clone, stuff paper wads in it and fill it up. This will help keep the body shape.
Starting the MONSTER MUDDING.
Ok so I took about a gallon of joint compound and put it in a 5 gal bucket with about 3 cups of turquoise latex paint. (all I had on hand) I didn't want to make a hole lot because I didn't know how much I would need to coat this mummy.
Come to find out, I had plenty to coat it and still have enough to coat it again if need be. We (me and wife) started by dipping 2" wide strips of white bed sheets in the mud and then running the strip between my forefinger and middle fingers to get the excess mud off the strips. Then starting at the top of the clone we just laid the strips on making sure to get every inch of the body covered.
I will be going back and putting more strips on after it is dry. The new strips will be hanging off of the body and tattered in places. Also coating the paper Mache skull I made with the mud and strips.
This is the basics of making a mummy.
Left over mud....
I do recommend now that we are done and painting is done that you DO NOT use a dark base color like our turquoise colored paint. If you dont have white on hand, GO GET IT! or wait till you do have it. Using the dark color makes it very difficult to paint over and not have the turquoise show through. I will be using white for anything else I decide to monster mud.
I did not get pictures of the painting or adding the head.. sorry
All I did was take a $2.00 skull and put a coffee can in the clone as a neck and place the skull on top of it. I laid strips of soaked strips of monster mud over the top of the skull down to the body. Since the monster mud is sticky it stuck to the already dry strips on the body easily. Then used a Wagner house paint electric paint gun to paint flat white latex paint on the body after dry. It took a few coats since the under color was turquoise. If done in white it might not even needed the coats of white.
Here are some pictures of what we ended up with. Of course I took brown and black spray paint to give it an aged look. Still looking for a tutorial on the right ageing effect for this mummy.