Monday, August 11, 2014

LARP tablet - finished

Not the greatest pictures. I think the flash went off and washed out the pictures a little. But I am happy with the results of the tablet. I got caught up in the painting and didn't take pictures durinig the layers but I started with painting the whole thing with white gesso. But I didn't cover it completely and some pink was showing through. Then I did a layer of black, next layer a medium brown and last a light grey. The last thing I did was make a dirt color and put it on my fingers and handled the tablet so it would look darker in the areas people would be handling it.

Here is the front and back.

Friday, August 8, 2014

LARP tablet

I saw a pictures of this online when searching for LARP props and thought it was a really cool idea. Of course I had to try it. To start off I cut out a piece of pink foam.

I then rounded the edges a bit and gave the tablet some damage. I then used a heat gun to melt and give the foam a rock like texture. I didn't know how it would turn out as this is the first time I did anything like this. I was pretty happy with the results.

Then I drew some guide lines to keep the lettering straight. I printed a sheet of viking letters to follow for shapes. I didn't actually write anything. I just added random letters. I heated a scrapper and burned in the letters. You can see in the last couple of lines I was getting better at it. Sometimes I would go too deep or burn too much.

Next I am going to gesso the tablet and then start painting to make it look like stone.