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Axe Handle details- Cast Resin and Leather.
The handle was sculpted to have wood grain texture before molding and a painted faux finished to have the variegated multicolored patterns. Then I weathered the surface of the "wood" as well as the leather wrappings to appear worn, dirty, and well used like any proper viking weapon. 😁
#jarnborn #vikingaxe #axe #nordicaxe #fauxfinish #jmprops
Axe Handle details- Cast Resin and Leather. The handle was sculpted to have wood grain texture before molding and a painted faux finished to have the variegated multicolored patterns. Then I weathered the surface of the "wood" as well as the leather wrappings to appear worn, dirty, and well used like any proper viking weapon. 😁 #jarnborn  #vikingaxe  #axe  #nordicaxe  #fauxfinish  #jmprops 
TIP: I like to mount smaller delicate pieces so that I don't have to touch them while painting or leave an accidental fingerprint in an otherwise beautiful finish! 😀
 #maker #makersgonnamake #tip #wip #lokiscepter #propmaker #propreplica #jmprops
Speed Build of Wonder Woman leg armor today. 😀 Looking forward to wearing these at DragonCon! 
#foamarmor #foamsmith #wonderwoman #dcon #jmprops #costumearmor
Tip: Small intricate details that need to be mirrored are best done with vinyl stickers before molding. This allows for uniformity and is waaaaay faster than hand etching! 
#axe #nordicaxe #vikingaxe #weapon #jmprops #wip #making #propmaker
Wonder Woman foam speed build for DragonCon, This one is for me! First new personal costume in 3 yrs so I'm excited! ! Knew I wouldn't have time to cast everything so using some of my mockups for my costume then I'll finish them right after Halloween Rush. 😁 
#wonderwoman #dcon #jmprops #costumearmor #cosplay #foamarmor #foamsmith
Wonder Woman foam speed build for DragonCon, This one is for me! First new personal costume in 3 yrs so I'm excited! ! Knew I wouldn't have time to cast everything so using some of my mockups for my costume then I'll finish them right after Halloween Rush. 😁 #wonderwoman  #dcon  #jmprops  #costumearmor  #cosplay  #foamarmor  #foamsmith 
Progress on Unworthy Thor Axe for a client. Wasn't happy with the first knotwork positioning so went back and fiddled with it till 2am last night! LOL 
#Thor #unworthythor #marvel #axe #nordicaxe #vikingaxe #vikingaxe #weapon #wip #jmprops #propmaker
Maugrim- Geralt's Silver sword from Witcher 3 all finished up and at its new home! -3D modeling by @vrogy 
#witcher #sword #maugrim #witcher3 #props #propreplica #propmaker #jmprops #propsword
Working on Wonder Woman stuffs! 😀 First time doing personal costume stuff for myself in ages, excited to have something new for DCon. 
#wonderwoman #dcon #jmprops #costumearmor #cosplay
Fairy Wings I did for @betsyaverette this summer, check her out this whole shoot looked awesome! 😁 
#fairywings #wings #propmaker #jmprops #fairies
Witcher 3 Swords (version 1)
3D prints by @vrogy 
#witcher #witcher3 #props #propreplica #propmaker #jmprops #propsword
Witcher 3 Swords all finished up and weathered and off to their final home.. 😁
Original 3D prints from @vrogy
#witcher #witcher3 #props #propreplica #propmaker #jmprops #propsword
Painting up the first set of the Witcher 3 Swords from last week. So nice and shiny.. And then I had to dirty them all up! LOL 
#witcher #witcher3 #props #propreplica #propmaker #jmprops #propsword
Some molds I did for @hexmortis a lil while ago, this helmet was MASSIVE and super awesome! (Checkout his page for your opportunity to claim one for your very own!) #warhammer40k #helmet #warhammer #moldmaker #molding #jmprops
From sculpt to finished application. Another sample from the SFX Workshop I taught earlier this month for @MaquillageMakeupAcademy over at @theEngineerGuy 
#fxmakeup #FX #boils #fxworkshop #jmprops #makeup #maquillagemakeupacademy
Some highlights from the 2 weeks long FX Workshop I was teaching for @Maquillage over @theengineerguy_atlanta 
Burns, Bald Caps, and Bruises! 
#FX #maquillagemakeupacademy  #makeup #sfx #baldcap #jmprops
Set of 24" Fairy Wings for a client. I always love doing these wings! 😀 
#fairywings #fairy #fae #fairies #cosplay #costumer #jmprops
Sharpies make life so much easier! 😀 
#artistlife #moldmaker #props #propreplica #jmprops
Decided to test out if these sticks would be enough to hold the center section flat.. They weren't. LOL
Have added in 2 center bolts to do the job. 
#moldmaker #propreplica #props #resin #jmprops #propmaker
In this post I would like to make known to all my followers @jmprops (Julia Emerald). She is an artist really incredible and she offered to give me a technical/chemical consulting to solve the problems I had with the Degas clay  by Prochima. She is specialize in high and quality replicas and she has a Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Ceramics. Julia is also an amazing prop maker and fx makeup artist. Probably there is nothing she can’t do :)
She takes commission works on her website, in fb page and in her etsy shop:
www.jmprops.net
www.facebook.com/jmsprops
www.etsy.com/it/shop/JMProps

Julia not only makes beautiful creations but she is also an excellent teacher and very kind. In her website  www.jmprops.net you can find all the information about her workshops.  If you live in the Atlanta (GA) I advise you to take a look at her page because I have never met someone so expert in silicone rubbers and resin. She also offer to travel to make workshop in other parts of US (min. 4 students). She actually works with a school in Atlanta and San Diego. I hope this post can lead to her many views and success because she really deserves it. I’m very honored to have had the opportunity to receive a so incredible help. Thank you for read this post and as usual so sorry for my imperfect English. I wish you a wonderful day
#polymerclay #crystarbor #crystarbocreations #etsy #fimo #pendant #etsyshop #etsyseller #handmade #handmadenecklace #craft #polymerclaycharms #resin #resincharm #resincrafting #resincabochon #resinnecklace #mold #siliconemold #epoxyresin #jmprops
In this post I would like to make known to all my followers @jmprops (Julia Emerald). She is an artist really incredible and she offered to give me a technical/chemical consulting to solve the problems I had with the Degas clay by Prochima. She is specialize in high and quality replicas and she has a Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Ceramics. Julia is also an amazing prop maker and fx makeup artist. Probably there is nothing she can’t do :) She takes commission works on her website, in fb page and in her etsy shop: www.jmprops.net www.facebook.com/jmsprops www.etsy.com/it/shop/JMProps Julia not only makes beautiful creations but she is also an excellent teacher and very kind. In her website www.jmprops.net you can find all the information about her workshops. If you live in the Atlanta (GA) I advise you to take a look at her page because I have never met someone so expert in silicone rubbers and resin. She also offer to travel to make workshop in other parts of US (min. 4 students). She actually works with a school in Atlanta and San Diego. I hope this post can lead to her many views and success because she really deserves it. I’m very honored to have had the opportunity to receive a so incredible help. Thank you for read this post and as usual so sorry for my imperfect English. I wish you a wonderful day #polymerclay  #crystarbor  #crystarbocreations  #etsy  #fimo  #pendant  #etsyshop  #etsyseller  #handmade  #handmadenecklace  #craft  #polymerclaycharms  #resin  #resincharm  #resincrafting  #resincabochon  #resinnecklace  #mold  #siliconemold  #epoxyresin  #jmprops 
Finally some good news for all the problems I had in recent weeks about degas clay by Prochima. I have to thank for this first success especially the immense help that I received from @jmprops (Julia Emerald). She was been so kind to spent part of her time to understand the reasons of this problem and to propose some professional solutions to solve it (…not like the Prochima company =,=’). I have never known a person with so much experience with resin and silicone molds. In return I have published an article to help her get the visibility that she deserves. Please go to read my next post. 
I made some simply creations just to test if this time resin would exit from the mold.  Julia explained to me that the problem was due to contamination on the mold of the clay material. She recommended a few products like a particular type of alcohol and talc to mitigate this problem. The end result is still not perfect because I haven’t yet had the opportunity to apply all her advice. However, it is a great achievement. I had only some small problems in the inner parts of the rose because I haven’t been able to completely clean the mold. There are some tiny silicone glued parts inside rose petals. 
#polymerclay #crystarbor #crystarbocreations #etsy #fimo #pendant #etsyshop #etsyseller #handmade #handmadenecklace #craft #polymerclaycharms #resin #resincharm #resincrafting #resincabochon #resinnecklace #mold #siliconemold #epoxyresin #jmprops
Finally some good news for all the problems I had in recent weeks about degas clay by Prochima. I have to thank for this first success especially the immense help that I received from @jmprops (Julia Emerald). She was been so kind to spent part of her time to understand the reasons of this problem and to propose some professional solutions to solve it (…not like the Prochima company =,=’). I have never known a person with so much experience with resin and silicone molds. In return I have published an article to help her get the visibility that she deserves. Please go to read my next post. I made some simply creations just to test if this time resin would exit from the mold. Julia explained to me that the problem was due to contamination on the mold of the clay material. She recommended a few products like a particular type of alcohol and talc to mitigate this problem. The end result is still not perfect because I haven’t yet had the opportunity to apply all her advice. However, it is a great achievement. I had only some small problems in the inner parts of the rose because I haven’t been able to completely clean the mold. There are some tiny silicone glued parts inside rose petals. #polymerclay  #crystarbor  #crystarbocreations  #etsy  #fimo  #pendant  #etsyshop  #etsyseller  #handmade  #handmadenecklace  #craft  #polymerclaycharms  #resin  #resincharm  #resincrafting  #resincabochon  #resinnecklace  #mold  #siliconemold  #epoxyresin  #jmprops 
Making of the Loki Staff

TIP: I used wax paper to transfer the designs to the apoxie clay so everything would be even. 
#lokiavengers #loki #lokistaff #lokiscepter #propmaker #propreplica #jmprops #tips
Loki Staff finished up last week..
It separates into 4 parts for ease of transport, held together with magnets and physics! (actually had to consult with a mechanical engineer to get it right! LOL) 
Can be made into both the over 6ft tall staff and the smaller scepter sections shown. 
#loki #lokiavengers #lokistaff #lokiscepter #jmprops #avengers #avengersinfinitywar #propmaker #propreplica
Han Solo in Carbonite life-sized side Panels. 
#jmprops #starwars #hansolo #Carbonite #hansolocarbonite
Students getting their learn on at my Basics of Moldmaking Workshop.
#propmaker #moldmaker #sculptor #jmprops
Darth Talon Armor commission done this summer. 
#darthtalon #darthtaloncosplay #costumer #starwars #costumearmor  #propmaker #jmprops
Character FX Workshop I taught for @the Maquillage Makeup Academy's new Atlanta location held at the Engineer Guy this week, Alcohol Old Age Makeup with wrinkle stipple.  #fxmakeup #makeup #makeupschool #jmprops #maquillagemakeupacademy #oldagemakeup
First Baby Pokémon all painted up and ready for a new home. 
#squırtle #pokemon #statue #sculpture #sculpt #handmade #adorable #cute #jmprops
TIP: Metallic looking surfaces need to be uber smooth to read correctly, I use filler primer and bondo, sanding (sometimes multiple times) in between each coat and going up to 2500 grit to achieve the necessary finish.
MORE: For 400grit and higher sandpaper I use the wet sanding technique. This keeps the super fine dust from getting in the air, prevents scratches, and gives a smoother finish.
#sanding #fauxmetal #propmaking #waspcosplay #marvel #painting #tutorials #costume #jmprops
TIP: Metallic looking surfaces need to be uber smooth to read correctly, I use filler primer and bondo, sanding (sometimes multiple times) in between each coat and going up to 2500 grit to achieve the necessary finish. MORE: For 400grit and higher sandpaper I use the wet sanding technique. This keeps the super fine dust from getting in the air, prevents scratches, and gives a smoother finish. #sanding  #fauxmetal  #propmaking  #waspcosplay  #marvel  #painting  #tutorials  #costume  #jmprops 
Ageing Progression makeup test from yesterday, playing around with @michelle.alderman 
#ageing #makeupartist #jmprops
Weathered and Distressed pieces for Darth Talon armor.
#propmaking #starwars #darthtalon #sith #cosplay #costumes #jmprops
TIP: Ever have clay that is sticky or too wet? Make a bridge of the clay and let it stand an hour or two, it will help dry the clay out evenly so it's easier to work with.
MORE: Dry too much, just spritz with a water bottle and wrap in a plastic bag, let it sit overnight and it will reconstitute.
#clay #propmaking #waterbased #sculpting #howtobasic #howto #tip #tips #sculptingtips #jmprops
Blackeye and chest laceration I did for the 48-Hour Film Festival folks today on the lovely @atenamy85 at @norcostcoatlantacostume (the wound was sculpted on the model with 3rd Degree, and a blend of cream and alcohol makeups)
Thanks to @syntheonline for having me!
#FX #makeup #makeupartist #woundmakeup #sfx #jmprops
Blackeye and chest laceration I did for the 48-Hour Film Festival folks today on the lovely @atenamy85 at @norcostcoatlantacostume (the wound was sculpted on the model with 3rd Degree, and a blend of cream and alcohol makeups) Thanks to @syntheonline for having me! #FX  #makeup  #makeupartist  #woundmakeup  #sfx  #jmprops 
FX makeup to mimic the marks of beginning violinists.. the fingers are red & swollen around the cuticles, with bruised calluses forming on the bottoms and "violinists hickeys" from where the instrument sits on the neck.
#fx #sfx #makeupartist #jmprops
FX makeup to mimic the marks of beginning violinists.. the fingers are red & swollen around the cuticles, with bruised calluses forming on the bottoms and "violinists hickeys" from where the instrument sits on the neck. #fx  #sfx  #makeupartist  #jmprops 
MORE: To get your measurements and shape right, sculpt the new tip on top of your blueprint.

#propmaking #sculpting #Lokistaff #blades #jmprops
Progress shot of Link Master Sword and Hyrulian Shield..
Sanding, sanding, sanding. LOL

#MasterSword #zelda #hyruliansheild  #hyrulian #Link #Propmaking #jmprops
Pouring Silicone:
TIP: Have drilled bleeder holes every square inch or so and using pour cups as reservoirs for the silicone as it flows into the mold.
#matrixmold #moldmaking #jmprops
Pouring Silicone: TIP: Have drilled bleeder holes every square inch or so and using pour cups as reservoirs for the silicone as it flows into the mold. #matrixmold  #moldmaking  #jmprops 
Playing around with different layouts.. TIP: Sometimes I find it easier to "sketch" in 3D than on paper, you can make minor adjustments and changes by "blocking out" before settling on the final shape and adding in the details.
#sculpting #fx #sfx #fantasy #mua #prosthetics #jmprops
Playing around with different layouts.. TIP: Sometimes I find it easier to "sketch" in 3D than on paper, you can make minor adjustments and changes by "blocking out" before settling on the final shape and adding in the details. #sculpting  #fx  #sfx  #fantasy  #mua  #prosthetics  #jmprops 
TIP: Clamp the mold tightly together before drilling bolt holes. This helps get the alignment dead-on target.
#Propmaking #moldmaking #matrixmold #jmprops
Initial Mock-up sketch for Link's Hyrulian sword and shield.. Next will scan and edit in PS, gonna extend the blade out a bit more too.

#Link #hyrulian #sword #hyruliansheild #Propmaking  #jmprops
Matrix mold of the Loki Staff.
Sandwiching fiberglass in between layers for added strength.
#matrixmold  #jmprops #Propmaking
Cold cast Aluminum
Straight out of the molds to finished progression.
#coldcasting #aluminum #birdskull #coldcast #jmprops
A collaboration with MJ Photography with make up by Julia Emerald of JM Props featuring the lovely Julia Krieger. The model Julia Krieger can be reached at her Instagram jmay0234 #photography #styleshoot #jmprops #passion #beauty #photoshop #ericwardart #ericwardartist #art #atlantaphotography #fashion #graphicartist #graphicart #ericward  #juliakrieger #jmprops #jmay0234 #mjphotography #juliaemerald
A collaboration I did with Mj Photography. Make by Julia Emerald of JM Props. The Featured Model is Julia Krieger. The model Julia Krieger can be found at jmay0234 on Instagram #model #jmay0234 #mjphotography #ericwardart #ericwardartist #fashion #graphicartist #graphicart #photoshop #beauty #passion #jmprops #styleshoot #photography
Still needs top coat, but it's so pretty..
#Propmaking #jmprops
Airbrush application of Fantasy Makeup by me after taking the talented @syntheonline airbrush makeup course
#airbrush #makeup #makeuplife #mua #fantasy #continuingeducation #jmprops
Lifesized Han Solo in Carbonite,
Built for @markstercon charity drive for Michael Fox Foundation (The panels do blinky glowy things too!) #Propmaking #props #HanSolo #carbonitehansolo #carbonite #sculpture #proplife #jmprops
Had a fantastic day doing make-up for this lovely lady and @mjphotography93 
#makeuplife  #models #photoshoot  #jmprops #makeupartist
TIP: Keep your "draft" angle close to 90° (this is the slope of what will become you seam line)
MORE: Clay Shapers come in different shapes, sizes, and hardness and are great tool for cleaning up edges.
#sculptinglessons #moldmaking #moldingclay #Propmaking #props #jmprops #costuming #cosplay #cosplaylessons #casting
A shot of the "Isis" costume I did for a client a couple years ago.
To make the Amber stones I used a layering technique I developed with resin.
#costuming #Propmaking #dragoncon #jmprops
A shot of the "Isis" costume I did for a client a couple years ago. To make the Amber stones I used a layering technique I developed with resin. #costuming  #Propmaking  #dragoncon  #jmprops 
Teaching an Intro to Mold Making workshop.. Love being able to share the knowledge!
#sculptinglessons #jmprops #moldmaking
Coldcast Brass, Aluminum, Copper, and Bronze from left to right. These guys are about 3/4" long and were pressure cast with Smooth-On Onyx to maintain strength in such a small package.

MORE: After casting these get buffed and polished to reveal the metal, using 000 steel wool and dremel polishing cloths.

#Casting #coldcasting #jmprops
Coldcast Brass, Aluminum, Copper, and Bronze from left to right. These guys are about 3/4" long and were pressure cast with Smooth-On Onyx to maintain strength in such a small package. MORE: After casting these get buffed and polished to reveal the metal, using 000 steel wool and dremel polishing cloths. #Casting  #coldcasting  #jmprops 
Han Solo Carbonite all finished up and waiting for client to come pick him up and take him to his new home!

#HanSolo #carbonitehansolo  #Propmaking #jmprops #lovemyjob #props #starwars  #carbonite
Progression shots of Han Solo  Carbonite build.

#HanSolo #carbonitehansolo  #Propmaking #jmprops
Progression shots of Han Solo  Carbonite build.

#HanSolo #carbonitehansolo  #Propmaking #jmprops
Work on Han making the side panels for his Carbonite.
My apprentice @fanservicethor attaching them.
#HanSolo #carbonitehansolo  #Propmaking #jmprops
Xena Breasplate
Cast in Smooth-on Onyx, it's so purtyyy.
#Casting @smoothon #xena #jmprops
Wasp Costume #waspcosplay  #costumes #jmprops
Wasp Wings for client.. they articulate up and down. #Wings #waspcosplay #costuming #jmprops
#markstercon #Photography #PhotoBooth #StarWars  #AtlanticStation 
We will be at the Atlantic Station shooting photos of the famous life-size #hanSolo replica.. the statue was built and designed by #JMprops.  Be sure to check out all photos and to find yours at www.markstercon.com
I made these #darthVader shin guards for my Sexy Vader costume for @markstercon Bash of the Empire V party, but they weren't done in time. Ive never made this sort of thing before. #jmprops helped me figure out how to make the details from craft foam and how to make the plastic shaping without Worbla. I feel like considering the flaws, this is a 6/10 quality armor replication.
#starwars #cosplay #costumedesign
I made these #darthVader  shin guards for my Sexy Vader costume for @markstercon Bash of the Empire V party, but they weren't done in time. Ive never made this sort of thing before. #jmprops  helped me figure out how to make the details from craft foam and how to make the plastic shaping without Worbla. I feel like considering the flaws, this is a 6/10 quality armor replication. #starwars  #cosplay  #costumedesign 
Its a REALLY unique chance and experience to get to transport a professional replica of the #HanSolo frozen in Carbonite prop in your car. I felt like #bobafett the entire time. I've been apprenticing with the excellent Atlanta based #JMProps for the last three weeks making this piece for @markstercon . This piece was awesome to work on from start to finish.
Its a REALLY unique chance and experience to get to transport a professional replica of the #HanSolo  frozen in Carbonite prop in your car. I felt like #bobafett  the entire time. I've been apprenticing with the excellent Atlanta based #JMProps  for the last three weeks making this piece for @markstercon . This piece was awesome to work on from start to finish.