79 Days 'til Halloween : Building a Better Cauldron - Part Two


The cauldron is done, ready to be placed on a fire pit and have Grool the zombie inside. I painted it as a stand alone prop for the moment. Once the entire display piece is done, I'll probably add some blackened scorching on the bottom and a few drips of stew running down the sides.


From where I last left off in Part One, It was sanded it down and base coated, inside and out, with flat black house paint ( I removed the rings temporarily so they could be painted separately ).


I decided to give the cauldron some "character" by notching out and denting areas of the lip - as if it's been heated and cooled too many times over the centuries. Then it was painted with the faux rust treatment I use on most of my props. Once dry I splattered on some watered down orange and brown for extra weathering.


I made a "how -to" demo video of my simple rusting method. It's really basic and good for beginners (and an alternative for more advanced prop makers who find themselves money and time constrained on a project).


9 comments:

  1. Nice! Love the notches in the lip.
    Thanks for the rust video, too. I painted a giant gear rusty with a sea sponge a couple years ago, but I like your paintbrush look better.

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  2. this looks fantastic! excellent work!

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  3. Masterful...even perfectly timed the music! Thanks!

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  4. Nicely done. Your work never fails to impress me.

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  5. planning to work on my cauldron this weekend so watched your video one more time. i wish someone would give you your own show so i could watch this stuff all the time.

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  6. How did you make the green "stew"? I would love to try this for my yard!

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