Cheesecloth ghost table runner
We’re on our very last tutorial from the Tortured Artist party and this one is my favorite! This ghost tablecloth tutorial is creepy and ghoulish and everything in between. Imagine eating a pleasant Halloween feast when all of a sudden you notice that the cheesecloth you think is artistically bunched up is actually a face. Muhahaha. We used cheesecloth bunched together as a table runner and inserted the faces along in the grooves. Perfectly spooky, right?!
Cheesecloth ghost table runner
Cheesecloth ghost table runner

photography by Alpha Smoot
crafting by Carli Randolf
art directed by Brittany Jepsen

See below for the full tutorial.
Materials: face form, cheesecloth, corn starch, water

Step 1: Make starch. Pour 2 cups of water into a microwave-safe container. Add 1 cup of corn starch. Mix well.
Step 2: Microwave it in 30 second installments until it gets thick. Will take about 2 minutes long. Let it cool, but not get cold.
Step 3: Coat your piece of cheesecloth (I recommend doubling it to make it stronger) in the cornstarch.
Step 4: Drape the cheesecloth over your face form making sure to give detail to the face part. Really work your fingers into the facial expression. We used a mannequin head but you can find face forms at Michael’s or Joann. Put freezer paper underneath so it makes it easy to pull off.
Step 5: Let it dry completely. We mixed it up by going back and forth between using a hair drier, then letting it air dry. It makes it easy to pull it off the surface.
Step 6: When it’s completely dry, use a butter knife to separate the layers.
Step 7: Create a table runner on your table by bunching up layers cheesecloth. Insert your faces in the bunches. Each face was ended up being about a 12″ square.


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