Friday, June 26, 2009

GARDEN HEAD TUTORIAL!


OK HERE IS THE LIST OF SUPPLIES:
ONE STYROFOAM WIG HEAD.....GESSO.....WHITE GLUE..... CLAY SAUCER FOR STABILITY......
KNIFE TO CARVE OUT THE CENTER.....COPPER PAINT.....VERDIGRIS FINISH. I USED A PRODUCT CALLED SOPHISTICATED FINISHES- I BELIEVE YOU COULD USE A COPPER OR PAINT OF ANOTHER BRAND AND THIN DOWN SOME ACRYLIC GREEN THAT HAS THAT VERDIGRIS COLOR. A GOOD SPRAY SEALER.
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FIRST -CARVE OUT A SPOT FOR YOUR VINES OR FLOWERS , I USED ARTIFICIAL, I DON'T THINK REAL WOULD HOLD UP, JUST ENOUGH TO GLUE IN YOUR VINES.
PAINT HEAD AND SAUCER WITH GESSO 3 COATS-LET DRY IN BETWEEN.
GLUE THE HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SAUCER WITH TACKY -LET DRY. IMPORTANT TO LET DRY.
PAINT WITH COPPER -DRY AND DO YOUR VERDIGRIS, WATERED AND ALLOW TO DRIP DOWN THE PIECE-SHOWING THRU SOME COPPER. SPRAY SEVERAL TIMES WITH A GOOD ACRYLIC SEALER SPRAY. ADD YOUR VINES-WRAP ENDS WITH FABRIC AND GLUE INTO INDENTION. MINE IS ON THE PORCH AND IT HAS RAINED AND BEEN 95. SO............. GOOD LUCK--YOU CAN GET HEADS ON EBAY OR A BEAUTY SUPPLY HOUSE CHEAP. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR PICTURES IF YOU DO IT.

6 comments:

kasmello said...

Love it!! Great idea.

peggy gatto said...

very clever and well done!

Mary Lynn said...

I love this Betty! I also love your music, especially Adam.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love heads and this one is no exception. Thanks for the How to very clever of you.

C'est Magnifique said...

Great tutorial, I can't wait to try it! I have a styrofoam head staring at me right now... but it's the one my husband uses to model the motorcycle helmets that he pinstripes... do you think he'd mind?!? LOL!

Tania

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