coffin (or gold walls, if needed.) Spray paint the box structure
with a standard HIGH GLOSS finish gold spray paint (not matte
finish.) Using some art history books as guides, draw cartouche
images on the sides using a fine tipped, black permanent marker.
Now, the marker will not be dark enough atop the gold spray
you'll need to go back over it with some black
acrylic paint. Some color was used by the Egyptians, notably
white, turquoise and an earthy brick red. Reflect these colors
in touch up details on the sides of the coffins.
permitting, tiki torches are a great way to set the mood in
an outdoor setting. Even if your event is to be held entirely
indoors, a few lit torches on the outside entrance look fantastic
- especially at dusk. These can be usually purchased at Wal-Mart
or most garden centers.
your local library and photocopy old maps (found in their
reference section.) Black and white copies can then be taken
to your local print shop/copy center to have blown up to any
size you want (3' x 4' feet.) When they are blown up that
large, they get very 'grainy,' which a great affect for antique
maps. These can then be either hung on the walls, or rolled
up and placed around the party/event. If you are particularly
clever, you can incorporate one or more of these in a treasure
hunt (see TREASURE HUNT section.)
lots of candles for lighting. If you are short on candlesticks,
melt some wax on scrap pieces of wood and adhere small votive
candles to it. These look great when lined up in a line about
three inches from each other.
small printed cards to the guests on how to translate some
of the hieroglyphs during their experience. Such writing can
either be made up or easily researched on the Internet to
get a few words for fun. Draw the images on dark butcher paper
and hang these around the party/event. Additionally, you'll
be able to utilize language to instill fun and 'fear' by creating
curses and warnings as to what the guests are about to encounter.
great temple columns, call around to a couple local construction
companies and ask where they purchase sono tubes. These can
be bought in a variety of widths and sizes and are very sturdy.
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