What do you do with some of those awesome treasures that you find while junkin'?
You turn them into something else right?
Here is the foam head that I scored last week while vintage shopping.
Me being the crafty person that I am, wanted to do a DIY wooden head project.
So here we go
YOU WILL NEED:
a foam head
old sewing pattern
stain color of choice
Start by putting modpodge on a large area of the head
then tear pieces of the pattern making sure to get most of the lines and words since that is the best part.
(that is what makes your head look more like a crash test dummy) lol!
So you spread on the modpodge
lay the pattern down in the modpodge
then paint some more modpode over the pattern completely covering all of the pattern
don't worry, if you don't know this....It dries clear!
This is the look after most of the modpodge finished drying
And you could stop here if you like this look but i'd paint the head before you modpodge the pattern because you can see the styrofoam thru the pattern.
then you start to paint on your stain
I just painted it on and let it dry like that
(it took several days)
But you could paint it on and wipe it off and get a totally different look too i'd imagine
(experiment! That's always fun!)
So here it is after about 3 days.
It came out just the way I wanted
Here it is on top of my cabinets in my kitchen.
He will end up in my studio of course
(I don't have one yet but it's coming soon)
I think I'll hunt for another head and try a completely different look on that one.
Let me know if you transform one of your own!
And if you haven't gotten a chance yet to check out my craft/art blog you can do so HERE. I have an awesome DIY Crystal tree on today!