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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Member Gil MerrittMale/United States Group :iconpipecleaner-addicts: PipeCleaner-Addicts
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Shujinko Figure by the-gil-monster
Shujinko Figure
A custom chenille stem figure of Shujinko, the main protagonist from Mortal Kombat Deception.

Shujinko stands approximately 3 inches high. His body is built completely of chenille stems. and his costume is felt and fabric.

Shujinko is quite poseable, and his head and arms rip off for battle in AMPUTHEATRE- The World's Goriest Board Game!
Chinese Vampire Mini by the-gil-monster
Chinese Vampire Mini
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From the far east comes the jiang shi, or Chinese Vampire! Literally meaning "stiff corpse", the jiang shi hops after its living prey, claws outstretched, to painfully drain their life essence!

The Chinese Vampire Miniature stands 2" (5.08 cm) high. Its body is built from pipe cleaners. His clothes are felt with ribbon trim, and he is quite poseable!

Don't like him in green? Contact the artist personally for a custom creature!
Ice Spider Miniature by the-gil-monster
Ice Spider Miniature
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Crawling the frozen wastes is the giant Ice Spider! Camouflaged against glaciers, it scuttles effortlessly across walls of ice to deliver a poisonous bite!

The Ice Spider Miniature measures approximately 2 inches (5.08 cm) long with a 4 inch (10.16 cm) legspan. Its body is built from pipe cleaners, with glitter fabric paint and hot glue creating its frozen effect. It is very poseable!
Lizardman Miniature by the-gil-monster
Lizardman Miniature
On sale now! More photos at the link!

From the darkest of marshes comes this evolutionary throwback! Watch out for this reptilian horror's mighty tail!

The Lizardman Mini's fins make him 2" (5.08 cm) high. His body is built from chenille stems. His armor is comprised of twine and felt. His fins are cut from fun foam, and he wields a wooden spear with a plastic point bound by twine.

The Lizardman Mini is quite poseable! The spear is loose from the figure, allowing for an exciting array of poses!
Bone Widow Spider Miniature by the-gil-monster
Bone Widow Spider Miniature
On sale now! More photos at the link!

Ten feet in length, this enormous spider's ivory-white exoskeleton allows it to camouflage itself amongst bones. Cardinals and church keepers often tolerate Bone Spiders in their graveyards and ossuaries, as they present a venomous and fatal surprise to vandals and grave diggers!

The Bone Widow Spider Mini measures 2" (5.08 cm) in length with an approximate 5" (12.7 cm) legspan. Its body is built entirely of pipe cleaners with plastic scythe forelimbs, and it is quite poseable!


Gil Merritt
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Purchase handmade, chenille stem monsters and mayhem from Chenille Macabre! Dragons, werewolves, zombies, and more! Commission work also available!

Chenille Macabre: Truly Twisted Pipecleaners!

Current Residence: Rochester, New York
Favourite genre of music: Black Metal, Doom Metal, Goth Metal
Favourite photographer: My wife
Favourite style of art: Black-and-white horror art
Operating System: Pentium 4, Photoshop 7.0, Canon digital camera, Canon LiDE Scanner, Nikon CoolPix
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Favourite cartoon character: Beetlejuice, DangerMouse, The Monarch
Personal Quote: "Keep art dangerous!"
So here's the scoop. I'm cartooning again.

Over here on Patreon!

I used to get paid for Perky & Slick. Now I am again. By YOU, the fans! Go check it out! A new cartoon each week, with rewards for certain pledge amounts! Support independent cartooning and pledge to me today!

The Gil-Monster

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otakujay Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I love your chenille dolls. I work in a similar medium (poms and felt with some chenille). Would you mind sharing your techniques?
HJTHX1138 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav!

When will AmpuTheater be at another con?
the-gil-monster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! This coming Saturday and Sunday, at the U of R's SIMCOn, next weekend at RIT's Rudicon, and April 20-21 at the University of Buffalo's UBCon!
Escaron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave! :hug: :heart:
AliceDekuScrub Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
the-gil-monster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
SMOKER9 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   General Artist
DUDE! I made a Piggsy plushie, would you mind checking it out on my page? :D
bluedood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
love the creativity
fuzzyfigureguy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Your work is awesome. I just saw your website. Check out my work on here sometime. Keep it up man!
mrkillzo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, keep it up. nothing like it!
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