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Blacklight puppet questions  (Read 12040 times)
Josh
« on: June 10, 2012, 02:38:21 pm »

http://cdn.creativemin.com/images/uploads/T-PCZ-26.jpg

I'm wanting to make a blacklight puppet with this kind of lips, but, I honestly don't know where to start.

Help? Ideas?
Out of the Box Puppets
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 03:00:34 pm »

Josh,
   Are just trying to make lips? Do you need them to be fabric covered like theirs or would spray painted work?

Julie
Josh
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 08:34:33 pm »

Fabric covered. I really want to know how to get the shape right. And the actual end result will probably look different, it may look more like creative ministry solutions' "Loose lips" puppet. It really depends on the difficulty level and time i have to put into it. Undecided
Out of the Box Puppets
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 09:02:48 pm »

Josh,
    First you will want to start with the mouthplates.  Basically think a little smaller than 2 half moons.  Once you have them cut, measure from corner to corner on the rounded edge.  Let's assume it's 14". Draw a straight line on a paper pattern that is 14".  Mark the center point on the line. Fold the paper in half and draw the shape of the top lip from the center to your line. Cut this out.  This will be your top lip shape.  Do the same for the bottom lip.  Lay the patterns onto 1" foam and draw out two top lips and two bottom lips.  Cut them out with a straight razor.  Glue one top lip to the second top lip to make it double layered.  Then apply glue all around the edges and pinch edges closed.  This give the lips their fullness.  Repeat with the bottom lip.  Glue the straight edge of the foam to the rounded edge of the mouthplates.  Using the foam pattern, cut tow top lips out of fabric, only 1" wider all around.  Sew the top edge, leave the bottom straight edge open like a pocket. Slip this over the lips and stretch and glue into place.

Julie
Josh
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 09:27:25 pm »

Thanks!!!! Oh, and I'm hoping to purchase a puppet from you very soon, Julie! Wink
Out of the Box Puppets
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 06:20:04 am »

Great. Let me know when we can be of service.

Julie
Na
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 06:24:32 am »

Isn't that picture from One Way Street and their lips puppet pattern?
Out of the Box Puppets
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 06:40:35 am »

Looks to me as if it is.

The method I described above is the method we use when building our Heady puppet.  http://www.outoftheboxpuppets.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=51

Julie
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 07:35:15 am »

At one time Andrew had created a tutorial on this but it is no longer available. What is available is the PDF of the pattern he did for the lips. Billy saved it to his gallery. http://puppetsandstuff.com/2008gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12268 Same concept that Julie described for putting this together it just gives you a pattern for lips and mouth plate. It also has a pattern to put a tongue in the mouth if you want. Wink
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 07:47:03 am »

Shawn I added the tutorial pictures I had saved to the gallery "Andrew" but I don't have the content of the tutorial.

http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=10085
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 07:55:09 am »

Ahh... cool. Thanks Billy! I do want to point out that there are three different versions there. I kind of remember now when this all happened. Andrew was working out how it would be done and gave some different approaches and shapes of lips. They all work they are just different approaches.  That is what I love about puppet making!
Josh
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 10:52:26 am »

Thanks everyone! I've still got to find my black light material. (I put it up, now, I can't remember where I put it up at!  Huh?) And I have a couple other puppets to build. One for a friend, and one to use for a show at the library. Then I'll get to work on this. I'll post pics when all three are done. Bye for now.... wave
Josh
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 10:56:27 am »

Oh, and Na, that is the one way street lip puppet. I just grabbed a pic of the first place I remembered had lip puppets.
Angel in Tx
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 02:30:55 pm »

Great instructions Julie!  I knew you'd be the best one to  help with this.  I made my lips the same way you described but I didn't double the foam! Good idea!!
Angel in Tx
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 02:32:28 pm »

And btw way Na. FYI Onewaystreet has changed their name.  They are now Creative Ministry Solutions. If memory serves me I think the original owners are now back in charge.
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