So you want to mummify somethingI have been meaning to write this up and I am finally, finally doing it. Consider this a sort of rough draft until I get a good image of one of my mummies for the thumbnail!So you want to mummify something4 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
As a collector of mummies both found and made, this is one of my largest hobbies aside from skulls and photography and art. It's a rather basic hobby and employs just a little common sense. So this tutorial won't be very long.
The first part will cover mummies you may have found. The second part will cover mummies you may want to make.
I found a mummy! Now what?
So you found a mummy and want to keep it. Or maybe you want to make it cleaner to sell it. Great! (if you want to sell it, contact me and give me first dibs! lol)
The first step I usually do is dust that thing off and out. This requires some brushes, somethings to scrape or poke with, and a can of bottled air that you usually us
Tutorial cleaning bones PART 3Tutorial cleaning bones PART 35 years ago in Other More Like This
Ok, here is STEP 3 which deals with whitening. If your bones or skulls still have dark spots on them see STEP 2 again or read on.
If your bones or skulls still have dark spots in/on them this is grease. Sometimes a soak of whitening and then returning to STEP 2 will help loosen the grease so you can try step 2 again now or do a short version of step 3 to shock the grease and then return to step 2 (step 3 will need to be revisited).
Some people refer to whitening as "bleaching" but bleach has nothing to do with the process! What you need to use is Hydrogen Peroxide. A 24hour soak in the stuff should be enough to whiten your bones. Various people here have various rules on the time but you don't want to soak it longer than a few days.
HP can be reused so if the stuff is still foaming when I take the bones out, I re-bottle it. It does tend to have a short shelf life but if there's foam, it's still