Thursday, January 8, 2009

Painted lady project

One of the projects I was going to do today, while I am down (!!), is paint one of the styrofoam wig heads I have to display hats in my booth at Merchant Square. Here is the result:

The head was already mounted on the piece of wood. These styrofoam heads are so light that the slightest brush sends them falling over! The wood helps keep them upright, stable and weights them down.

First I painted the entire head with ivory acrylic paint and let it dry. Then I got out a brush and some paint and went to work on putting on her face. A pair of cheapo false eyelashes from WalMart completes the look. I think she looks pretty spiffy -- if a bit of a "painted lady" type.

Here are some hats out of my stash that will be put into my antique booth as time goes on. Right now I am not trying to sell any hats. But these are just darling!!My son's computer is so much faster than my old, dead one. I can't wait to get up and running on the new computer. The only problem today is that I cannot crop these pictures with my photo editing program. I will also post these on my Flickr page.

6 comments:

Heartinmyhand said...

love her and the "many hats she wears"

Judy said...

I love her...she is perfect for displaying your hats.

Sherry Goodloe said...

I have a styrofoam head that has been sitting on my dresser in my bedroom for MONTHS now! About 2 weeks ago I gave it 3 coats of gesso and once dry, back on the dresser it went. I just haven't decided what else to do with it.

Maybe seeing your completed head will inspire me *smiles*.

I love how you "finished" yours! And I like the idea of a base for the head. You're right, they fall over with a blink of an eye!

CeCe said...

Very stylish indeed! Love the fake eyelashes too.

The Artist's Studio said...

Your painted lady is so sweet, what a great job you did!

House of Hullabaloo said...

Hey Judy!

I am tagging you. You have to list 5 of your addictions and then tag 5 other bloggers. Patty Porter tagged me. I think that's all the instructions. I'll email you if there are others!

Lisa