Friday, August 29, 2014

LOCK & SHOCK Props Preview

Working on these guys. . .

for tutorial, please see Barrel tutorial here

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nightmare Before Christmas Gift Tags Printable

I'm on a roll...
Here is another simple but sweet DIY. I just created these printable gift tags in Photoshop using some photos from the Haunted Mansion Holiday attic scene for reference. These would go great with your Nightmare Before Christmas Wrapping Paper!

Still frame/screen shot I captured from a behind the scenes video put out by Disney

To download click here

To download click here 

To download click here

After you download to your computer, you can use photo editing software to add colors and names to your tags. You can also print out blank tags, decorate and address by hand.

Sample Tags I made from the template:

 Message me below with any questions or comments.
Good Luck

DIY Black & White Stripe Nightmare Before Christmas Ribbon Tutorial

 First off, let me start by apologizing for not posting any tutorials for almost a year. I fell into a weird, non-creative slump and have not been motivated to make anything new in quite some time . I think its a phase ...
 Anyway, I received many emails requesting more tutorials and some messages of encouragement.
Thank you so much to those who took the time to write me!

So lets get the ball slowly rolling with this NBC Ribbon tutorial.

This tutorial is not a new prop, but a staple for any NBC prop collection.

Here is the classic striped ribbon hanging on the Haunted Mansion during the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay:

Skull & Ribbon as seen on Haunted Mansion Holiday Overlay at Disneyland Park, California

Older version of Haunted Mansion ribbon was striped on both sides

 There are a couple of ways to accomplish the look of this Nightmare striped ribbon. It all depends on how much time and money you want to spend.

Here is what I did to create my ribbon:
(Poor Man's Version)
I purchased black wired ribbon at a craft store. Then I used white acrylic paint to paint on the wiggly stripes and purple acrylic paint to paint on the back side of the ribbon.


Here is a tutorial submitted to me by a fellow NBC fan Kurt:

Kurt used Duct Tape, wire and sharpie to create his ribbon. I love how it has that vinyl look and feel just like the Disneyland original ribbon has. 

Kurt's DIY NBC Ribbon Tutorial

Black Duct Tape
White Duct Tape
Galvanized wire
Wire Cutters
Black Sharpie Marker

"I basically used black and white duct tape stuck together with wire in between, and then painted the stripes via sharpie on the white side" - Kurt

As always, feel free to question and comment
Good Luck!

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