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Proptober Day 31 - SELFIE TIME!

Proptober Day 31 - SELFIE TIME!

Woooohooo! We made it to day 31! Even though there were some stressful moments where I forgot I hadn't updated the blog post or rushed to the deadline to get something finished, it was really great to push myself to both write and make. Sometimes it's easy to get into a funk and I find that just doing something, anything, no matter how simple, is the key to getting back into the swing of things. I hope you enjoyed following or crafting along and that you picked up a trick or two along the way. Celebrate today by posting a...

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Proptober Day 30 - Carving

Proptober Day 30 - Carving

Sometimes your project is in need of details and carving or etching is just the thing to finish it properly. Given that it's the day before Halloween, doing this to a pumpkin seemed apropos! My original plan was to do this on one of reusable craft pumpkins but we got a great deal on a sizeable pumpkin at Aldi so I'll be elbow deep in it's guts tonight! Below you'll also find a few videos and instructables on carving other common prop mediums.  

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Proptober Day 29 - Wood

Proptober Day 29 - Wood

Oftentimes we tend to get very comfortable in a particular material niche, be it thermoplastics, fabric, resin, or whatever. One of my goals for Proptober was to try and get people working with materials that are out of their comfort zone and I'd argue that wood is not one of the more common materials used in prop fabrication. However, there are many makers out there that really excel with this material. WoodChuck makes amazing replica weapons and there are any number of others who use wood in their builds.   For today I'm going to enable you to make your...

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Proptober 28 - Design Software

Proptober 28 - Design Software

I like techy things, especially when they're free! Today's challenge is all about finding a free software program and playing around with it. There are a couple listed below and you'll find some more in previous challenge days!

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Proptober Day 27 - Foam

Proptober Day 27 - Foam

Foam! Foam! Foam! If you have not played around with this amazing material here's your chance. Foam is so incredibly affordable and you can make just about anything with it. It would take me days to even begin to scratch the surface of the tutorials dedicated to foam craft, but I feel you're cheating yourself if you don't give it a try at some point. If you are looking for some solid instruction, I can't recommend Punished Props highly enough. Their Foamsmith Trilogy is my go to, and their tutorials are top notch. My first "Wow!" foam moment was with...

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