Intro: Styrofoam Shrunken Head
I carved this guy out of a small chunk of styrofoam. I used a serrated kitchen knife and rasps to get my initial shape. The details were created with home made files ( sand paper glued onto popscicle sticks, etc) and dremel tools. The final product was coated with several coats of elastomeric to help protect the foam. I painted it with a solid coat of burnt umber and then faux painted it with a few different lighter colored glazes applied with a scrunched up paper towel. The hair and eye lashes were purchased from a beauty supply and adheared with hot glue ( a cold blow dryer stops the foam from melting) for the hair and super glue for the eyelashes. The jute tied at the mouth was carefully laced through pre-drilled holes.