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I repainted and added rust to my witches' cauldron. Kudos to dave the dead for his oatmeal and sand technique for adding rust to a project. Here is a link to a before pic, flat black painted plastic.
http://www.hauntforum.com/album.php?albumid=192&pictureid=2253

After rust and repaint


Here is a video of it nearly finished.

The order of painting was black, orange textured, brown textured, purplish brown (accidental mix of red,brown, drab green and black that turned purple. I thought it looked "witchy"). Gray dry brush, flat black dry brush to make the orange less orangey and then flat black areas spritzed with a water spray bottle to add runs to make it look like it's leaking at the seams. I applied the middle blotches with a sponge.

To get textured paint I just added sand and oatmeal in it like dave the dead, did.
 

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Shhhh, Rodentia is very sensitive about her cooking! My next idea is to have one of the rats popping it's head out of the goo and he's wearing goggles. And thanks dave the dead, it means alot to me coming from you.
I love the rat idea...especially the goggles. Make it happen captn.
 

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Wow SR, that is one hella difference from last year to this year. One of those things that you think looks perfect, well, until you see the improved version, and its just spectacular now! I adore using sand in my paint, and Dave turned me onto the oatmeal too, it's awesome!
 

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Is there a link to any tutorial on the oatmeal/sand painting technique? My cauldron looks like yours used to. I never aged it and it needs to be totally re-worked for next year, including new rivets and paint. I really like this a lot!
 

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Hey jdubbya-Here's dave the dead's cauldron transformation.

http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=10525&highlight=oatmeal

Thanks Bethene, I am starting over too! building a giant cauldron using a beach ball and fiberglass to make a traditional, yet giant cauldron. (The same size and technique I used to make the spider body with a few modifications.)
 
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