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I am working on a stirring witch this year, and wanted to improve the look of a plastic cauldron. There really isn't anything wrong with the shape of the typical plastic halloween cauldron, but the overall look is, well, plastic-y. I have set out to re-work one, and thought I'd share some progress pix and methods.

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I have added alot of texture to the plastic surface by mixing oatmeal and sand into a water and glue mixture. I randomly applied it all over the cauldron.
Mmmmmm...Oatmeal.


Once that dried to a very, very hard surface....(I mean really, have you ever tried to get oatmeal off a bowl after it dries????Impossible!) ...I primed the cauldron with flat black.
<<<note on paint...I have been using Rustoleum flat black primer/sealer rather than the cheap 96cent walmart paint...it has alot more pigment and therefore covers much better...this also means you use alot less of it>>>


I have started with a rusty paintjob here using acrylics. At this point I am not 100% happy with the look, but need to progress a little farther on the cauldron stand before I go any farther with it.


More to come....
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Looks great Dave
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Very nice look!
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Really!
I may have to upgrade my plastic cauldron with oatmeal of all things.
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lookin good Dave...
okay i gotta ask..
reg oatmeal or quick?
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lookin good Dave...
okay i gotta ask..
reg oatmeal or quick?
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It was, if you must know, Kroger brand instant oatmeal, cinnamon & spice. (but I'm sure other flavors and brands would work just as well....I put it on uncooked.
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Plus, it gives your cauldren a nice cinnamon-spice scent! Good work Dave.
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that's funny dave
and here I thought you were using good old real oatmeal..
amazing what we use to make stuff hey
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Lilly, I have no reservations about using any kind of stuff to make other stuff.

The oatmeal texture was a trial and error process....some things that didn't work too well are scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, poptarts...and don't get me started on the grapefruit halves!!
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LOL well at least we know what you do with your left over breakfast!
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