Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Introducing Mr, Mummy, Skelly's Best Bud

Looking for the Cat Lover's Post should be here!

I made this little guy about the same time I made Mr. Skelly {AKA Coffin King}.  His name is Mr. Marvelous Mummy, but he goes by Mr. Mummy.  He was MUCH easier to make than the Coffin King, but I think he looks just as creepy, maybe even more so since he has those scary {or is it scared?} googly eyes.  Now, this is fairly picture heavy since I struggled with how to put into words exactly what and how I was making him.  I also have to say, I recycled that elastic, rubbery, textured self adhering bandage they put on your arm when you give blood or when they are wrapping up an injury.  In fact, unwrapping my arm from a blood test was what inspired me to make this guy! I guess you truly never know. . .

What I Used to Make Mr. Mummy:
Skeleton - Dollar Tree
Spider Webbing - Dollar Tree
Base - Dollar Tree
Elastic Bandage
Dryer Sheets {about 6} - Dollar Tree
Googly Eyes
Adhesive {I used glue dots and standard glue}
Various Inks and Markers 

The hardest part making this mummy is waiting overnight for the fabric sheets to do their thing.  Soaking them makes the fabric softener disintegrate and the sheets are much softer and easy to use. You can notice the difference when you take the sheet out of the dryer, it offers the same effect, except soaking the sheets seems to get more of the softener out of the sheet.  Here is a picture of a used {soaked} sheet vs. a new sheet.


Once the sheets are soaked and dry, cut them up into strips.  I used different widths of strips, mostly because I can't cut straight at all, but, it turned out to be handy.  This picture shows a mound of three sheets, all cut up and ready to go!

While you had been waiting for those sheets to be ready, you should of been wrapping that elastic bandage on your Dollar Tree skeleton {granted, you don't actually need the bandage, so if you don't have any, it's ok.  I used it to give the dryer sheets a good base and so I wouldn't have to wrap the skeleton a thousand times to get some bulk on him.  And, I had it real handy}.  He looks like this when he is all ready for the sheets.  In this picture you can see how I used the bandage and he is next to what the skeletons look like before anything is done to them.


Finally it's time to use the dryer sheets.  I used about six of them, and honestly, I could of used a bunch more.  I really wanted him to be bulkier, but, I grew tired of wrapping him {grin}.  That's all you do with those strips of dryer sheets, wrap, secure, wrap, secure and wrap again.  I used the glue dots in the beginning so I wouldn't have to wait for glue to dry and I found they worked perfectly, making it easier to adhere the strips in different places.  In the picture on the left he is almost finished.  He is all wrapped up and ready to go!  





To color him I used all kinds of black and brown ink and a water brush - the picture shows the Kuretake Clean Color marker in Mid Gray, but I used ALL different colors from the markers, Distress Markers and even Hero Arts ink.  I just kept coloring him until I felt he looked grungy enough to have been hanging out for thousands of years.




I added the googly eyes and then searched for something to make him stand up.  I had bought these little plastic dishes from the Dollar Tree with NOTHING in mind for them, but they turned out to be the perfect thing to attach Mr. Mummy to. Score another find for the Dollar Tree!


 Once he was securely on his base, I added some of this spider webbing, also found at the the Dollar Tree.  In his case I think it looks like fog! That's it! Now Mr. Skelly has a friend to hang out with! Have a very, very safe and Happy Halloween! 

Here is another peek at him.  I love how easy it was to make him - I am thinking of making a whole army of mummies for next year! Maybe even dressing them up, a wedding couple perhaps?
Before I get to my challenges, I'd like to invite you ALL to my little Halloween giveaway: 
presents
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Im having a small drawing on my blog.  All you need to do is click onto this post, chose the costume you like best & when I get 75 costume comments, Ill draw a random winner.  Open Internationally! Please feel free to share!
EXPIRES Nov, 1. 2017

I am entering Mr. Mummy in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics - October Challenge 
Eclectic Ellapu - Dark, Dramatic, Scary
Frilly n Funky - Trick or Treat
Rhedds Creative Spirit - October Challenge, #2 
Cards and More - #196, Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome (hope his coloring works!)
Emerald Creek - Freaky Fun
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

10 comments:

  1. Love Mr. Marvellous Mummy! Especially the fact that he looks a bit scared himself. lol
    Thank you for the big smile on my face! And thanks for sharing him with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Christi..I have added you entry to our blog.I am sorry you had a problem with the link-up...
    Fabulous Mr Mummy...got to love those googly eyes,lol.
    Thank you so much for joining us this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

    ReplyDelete
  3. So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

    ReplyDelete
  4. He's amazing but rather creepy!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mr. Mummy is awesome! I love how you transformed the skeleton into a mummy. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Mr Mummy!! What a fab project, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Spooky. Lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mr. Mummy is such a creative addition to the Halloween display! Great trick to use the dryer sheets! Thank you for playing along in our Trick or Treat challenge at Frilly and Funkie Hugs! Sara Emily

    ReplyDelete
  9. Mr.Mummy looks so cool :D great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Anja

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great transformation of one goulish figure to another. What a clever use for the dryer sheets. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

    ReplyDelete

Please let me know what you think - and be sure to leave your blog info so I can come and visit you ~ Thanks!