Its time for another funky reinvention idea! Yep its Tutorial Tuesday, when I tell all! This hat form head started as a Styrofoam wig form. I did look until I found one with a nice face, a lot of them are sort of scary. I next mixed up some plaster to thicker than usual consistency and 'painted' it on with a paint brush all over the form.
I used a comb in the hair area to simulate hair. I figured a bob would be my best bet for a faux hair style, and since loved the pin curls I saw in pictures of my mother in the thirties, I added a hint of those.
I painted her using craft paints, and a sharpy pin, for everything by the eyeliner, for which I actually used eyeliner, the kind with a tiny brush.
I found a rustic candle stand and wrenched off the disk on the top, so I could just push the post up into the Styrofoam of the head to give her a stand.
When I was done, my ever clever and stylish daughter said the lips were creepy with the 'lines', so I repainted them with red, and I like her better too.
Now for the disclaimer. By the time I got her out for my flea.o.logy sale she had some of her plaster chipped off, as you can see on her forehead and base, so I sold her for $14 because I just didn't want to hassle with her anymore. In retrospect I should have given her a coat of varnish, or at least several sprays of clear coat, which I think would have made the plaster coating more durable.
If I find another Styrofoam head I like, I may make another, using what I learned from making this one. I would love to see your attempt if you choose to make one. Feel free to come back and leave a link in the comments for this post if you do
Thanks for coming to take a look, as always, its fun to share.