Re: expanding foam use
- I had made a smaller one from floral foam to use as a model I hadn't thought to glue it
together I used skewers but if elmers would work I could make it large enough from that
kind of foam. I also tried making my own plaster bandages to strengthen it. So maybe I'll
try going that way first, I need to paint it gold as well which is why I also thought of the
If anyone has more suggestions I'm open to them!
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, cleve hall <mechagothzilla@...>
> It would take so much of that canned stuff to build up
> a form and it doesnt foam very consistantly. I would
> suggest carving it out of a florist block of foam (you
> can sand it smooth but don't breath in the dust from
> it, wear a paper particle mask) then coat it with a
> water based glue like Elmers. Good luck!
> --- Paula McWhirter-Buck <keridwyn_98@...>
> > i'd try lining the cardboard tube with
> > something...aluminum foil, or
> > whatever will take a shape without shifting while
> > you work.
> > blessings,
> > paula
> > --- gsbse1 <gsbse1@...> wrote:
> > > I need to make 4 enubus heads for Joseph and the
> > technicolar dream
> > > coat and am
> > > considering using that canned expanding foam and
> > bike helmets. I want
> > > the "heads to sort of
> > > sit on the kids heads instead of covering their
> > whole faces.
> > >
> > > My question is I was thinking of using a 1/2
> > footing tube to make the
> > > basic shape and carve
> > > down from there but wonder what I can use to
> > prevent the foam from
> > > sticking to the
> > > cardborad tube half.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions?
> > > SAM
> > >
> > >
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