Thanks all! I have a few more pics I'll be posting in a bit. I've filled out some low areas, trying to give a more fleshy look, and have mached over the entire form, neck and all.
MacabreRob, for the eyes I have a pair of "sticky eyes" I got a Wal-Mart two years ago. I will then create lids using a sheet mache technique used by Dan Reeder. I used it on a prop last year and it gives very natural looking folds of skin. If I ever run out of those sticky eyes, though, I'll probably make a paper clay one, but continue to use the sheet mache technique.
Frightguy, the texture does indeed look very similar to your Claycrete. However I found that squeezing the paper clay mix tightly first before applying helps smooth out some of the lumpiness, and then after it's applied, I dip a chip brush in water and dab it on the clay. Then patting it with a finger, it makes it more pulpy and thus smoother.
What does the Claycrete cost? A fairly large bale of blown insulation goes for $11 at Home Depot. And it lasts a real looong time. I haven't even begun to make a dent in it the bale I bought last year.
There is something to be said for the corrupt, lumpy look the regular paper clay gives and I may incorporate that into another character. I have a few props in mind for this year.
Thanks again, all, for the comments.
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