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Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Shawn on Jun 04, 2009
Over at BlogTV Daryl has been hosting Puppets Live every thursday night. I've co-hosted a couple times to present "Making A Marionette".  I'll be posting extra information here along with embedding the videos from BlogTV.

The first through third installments delt with sculpting the head.  Below is the list of supplies that where used.

Creative Paperclay
Styrofoam Egg 2 5/16 in X 3 1/16 in = 5.87 cm X 7.77 cm
Industrial Paper Towels
Mod Podge or Wheat Paste
Wood Glue
White Glue
Wood Man 7/8 in x 2 5/16 in = 2.2 cm X 5.87 cm
Wood Round Ball 1/2 in = 1.27 cm
Clear Tape
Assorted sculpting tools
Kitchen knife
Cup/Bowl of water
Plastic Baggie

The first two installments where presented on May 6, 2009
VIDEOS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Third part has a quick review of the two first installments then continues on. It was presented May 21, 2009
VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Stay Tuned for More!

UPDATE: The videos mentioned here where on BlogTV which went under and was purchased by YouNow. Daryle did not transfer his account over so the videos mentioned above where lost.
Body, hands and feet! Posted by Shawn on Jun 29, 2009
Time to do some body work!  We have two video installments here and a lot of measurements.  I've done a conversion into metric but they may need to be tweaked just a bit.

Styrofoam Thickness - 1 1/4 in = 3.17 cm
Braided Elastic Thickness 3/8 in = 0.95 cm and 1/4 in = 0.63 cm
Mod Podge or Wheat Paste
Paper Towels
Paperclay
Bowl of Water
Stiff Brush
White Glue
Needle and Thread
Scissors
Retractable X-Acto or Serrated Knife
Sharpie
Ruler

Shoulder Piece Dimensions
Depth - 1 1/4 in = 3.17 cm
Height - 1 1/2 in = 3.81 cm
Top Accross - 3 in = 7.62 cm
Bottom Across - 1 1/2 in = 3.81 cm

Hip Piece Dimensions
Depth - 1 1/4 in = 3.17 cm
Height - 1 1/2 in = 3.81 cm
Width - 1 1/2 in = 3.81 cm

VIDEOS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Painting the head Posted by Shawn on Jun 29, 2009
Unfortunately the second session of this part did not seem to record on the nite of the show.  So below you are seeing the first one that did and the three other sessions I did later on my channel.  The three I did on my channel did not really have an audiance and so I did not talk much.  I did have a couple visitors so you might hear me speak now and then. I swear I am not .... what was that... Ok I'll pick up milk on the way home... talking to myself!

Gesso / White Matt
Acrylic Paint - 2 oz = 59 ml
   Flesh
   White
   Black
Acrylic Paint - Multi Pack
   Assorted Colors
Brushes / Nylon or Camel
Fixative Spray / Matt Finnish
Sandpaper / Fine Grit 150
Bowl of water

VIDEOS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Aug 28, 2009
Thanks Shawn for the great tutorials........... I have started buying up some things for this project and thought I would share where I'm finding some of my things. If you are like me sometimes I just don't have the time to go shopping so buying online is a good option.
Creative Paper clay
http://www.createforless.com/search/search.aspx?txtSearch=creative%20paperclay

Styrofoam Egg 2 5/16 in X 3 1/16 in = 5.87 cm X 7.77 cm
http://www.createforless.com/FloraCraft+Styrofoam+Egg+3+1/16x2+5/16+White+4pc/pid16998.aspx

Wood Man 7/8 in x 2 5/16 in = 2.2 cm X 5.87 cm
http://www.woodcrafter.com/search.aspx?find=T8750+Man+Pawn+2-5%2f16+x+7%2f8+in.+pkg%2f10

Wood Round Ball 1/2 in = 1.27 cm
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scupting tools
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styrofoam sheets
http://www.createforless.com/FloraCraft+Styrofoam+Bulk+Block+10x12x1.25+White/pid135010.aspx?SI=3d4bd3c2-66fd-4aa3-8646-87c25feeea1c

glues

http://www.createforless.com/search/search.aspx?txtSearch=modge podge
http://www.createforless.com/Elmers+School+Glue+Washable+7+5/8+oz/pid15360.aspx?SI=c7803fd8-4332-404f-b6e4-2331f0982f4d

http://www.createforless.com/DAP+Weldwood+Carpenters+Wood+Glue+8oz/pid137355.aspx?SI=e0065465-8a6d-47ad-8900-34b150246c1b

http://www.createforless.com/Amaco+Claycrete+Paper+Mache+1+lb/pid2128.aspx?SI=7967f8a8-d212-458f-a9d8-45ac8157ce62

stiff brushes
http://www.createforless.com/Royal+Brush+Craft+_and_+Glue+6+pc/pid115917.aspx?SI=9b6aeac5-06d0-4953-a19f-f22761118e51

If you have some suggested websites to find supplies for this project please add them so others can stock up.

Billy D.
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Aug 28, 2009
http://www.createforless.com/Plaid+Mod+Podge+Starter+Set+5+pc/pid83627.aspx?celRecommendationType=Product&celCampaignName=undefined&celPHName=CreateForLessCrossSell&celSourceId=9741&celTargetId=83627
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Shawn on Aug 28, 2009
Great list of resources Billy.  Thanks for posting them.  I did want to add that you can buy Creative Paper Clay direct from the manufacture at thier website. http://www.creativepaperclay.com/  It cost about 1/2 the price you find it for at stores or on-line but there is a $50.00 minimum order.  If you are planning a big project this may be the way to go.
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Sep 03, 2009
I found this website that shows how to mix acrylic paint colors for skin tones

http://slappingpaint.net/JN_creatingfleshtones.htm

Link no longer available.

Billy d.
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by SHould on Sep 04, 2009
Awesome find Billy, thanks for adding.
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Bhanu on Sep 04, 2009
Thanks Billy for sharing the resource links...no idea how it will
help me but good to know the materials available for puppet
building

Bhanu
Re: Making a marionette at BogTV-Puppets Live Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Sep 04, 2009
This is a good deal !

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Billy D.
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