So I saw these really great Styrofoam mannequin heads with newspaper plastered all over them in a wig shop a while back. They were the perfect balance of retro and vintage. Thinking that this was a very creative idea I stored it in the back of my mind for a later date. I was recently in a thrift shop and I came across a head for $2 and thought now would be a great time to try something new. Here is how my project developed...
For glue I used Mog Podge
(you can use plain Elmer's glue it just doesn't give as good of a satin finish to the project)
To apply the glue I used a foam application brush.
I started out my project by gently covering the head with a little of the glue. Then started to tear the paper into strips that I laid across the surface of the head. I was having a little bit of a time with the glue being so thick so I decided to water down the glue down so that it wouldn't tear the delicate pattern paper so much.
After I covered the whole head with the paper I used the thick glue to do a finishing coat on the whole surface of the head.
This is how it turned out after it dried...
I still feel like it needs a little something else so I think I'll make a big chunky ruffle collar tomorrow.
We'll see but my vintage hats will love a place to strut their stuff.