Monday, July 21, 2014
Scarin' all the crows
I decided to make the latter.
First off you need a head. I actually made one a few years back and then never got around to the body. I did a step by step process here.
hands. Again, I used bic pens, a wire hanger, and latex. Which I also documented how to do in my Reaper tutorial.
In 90˚ heat, curse your deity or force of choice while extra hot glue dribbles onto your fingers as you stuff raffia under the costume of your scarecrow. I did it in fanned out patters under his little burlap poncho I made, as well as the sleeves and under the skirt. The skirt was the absolute worst.
I used a combo of brown, orange, and black spray paint to age the moss and raffia as well as the fresh burlap and costume. Orange is surprisingly good for rusting things if you're careful, then you add more brown if you're not.
And that's my new scarecrow. I have crazy plans to get some corn stalks and stuff them with lights to give the scarecrow something to guard.
at 7:33 AM