Sunday, February 16, 2014
You might say I "made a new friend"...or an OLD one! You might also say I was "beside myself". I made a PUPPET of OLD MAN WARREN. (Yes...this project was a little unusual...my family made me keep this guy in a bag in the basement, because it was deemed "too creepy".)
The first part of the process was to make a "life mask" of our faces. We used some kind of dental algenate that they use for making impressions of your teeth. So I decided to cast my face with my mouth open. NOT an easy thing to do...especially when I only had tiny holes around my nose to breath through. Then we made a "positive" of that mold with cement.
Then we made a large mixture of expanding foam rubber to pour into the mold. I decided to make my piece a "puppet", and stuck my arm down into the foam, as it expanded. So afterwards, I could make the mouth open and close.
I finished the detailing with a set of crooked teeth cast from my own teeth (then modified them to look older), added glass eyeballs, and poked in hair for eyebrows. then I painted it to be more "flesh" colored with some special make-up.
Below are a few photos of our "20 Year Reunion" this afternoon! Guess in 20 more years...I will look exactly like my puppet. Ha!
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