That was on my agenda for this year when I was hit with a new inspiration. I decided I wanted to make a Disney Villains section in my display. I already had some tombstones cutout and painted with gray stone spray paint.
Next came the hard part. With no original to copy, I was forced to come up with my own design. I found a good picture of Gaston online, downloaded it, and used GIMP to make an outline of it.
I tried using the sharp point of a knife to poke holes through the template to mark the wood underneath. That wasn’t working, so I grabbed my dremel and used that with a drill bit to carve over the lines.
The result was pretty good.
I used some black acrylic paint to fill in Gaston’s hair and eyebrows.
I came up with the epitaph while singing his song. (I still have that song in my head). Lisa says I should use each Villain’s song as my inspiration as I make the rest.
Since Gaston used antlers in all of his decorating, I thought he should have some on his gravestone as well.
The Finished Product:
It came out pretty good. This gives me hope that I can complete a few more and have an entire section of Disney Villains residing in my Halloween graveyard this year and for years to come! I think I just need to do the words a little bigger. I was limited to my 8 1/2 x 11″ paper. Perhaps I can create my own set of stencils in that nice font… which by the way, has a Disney connection in that it’s called “Ravenscroft”. (Thurl Ravenscroft voiced many Disney characters, and is the voice of the lead singing bust in the Haunted Mansion)
Now, Whose do you think I should make next? And who has ideas for a good Villain epitaph?
#10 – DIY Disney Villain Tombstone
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