First locate a wreath, Ping-Pong balls, hot glue and hot glue gun, Paper towel. Acrylic and Enamel (for gloss)
Now hot glue the ping pong balls wherever you want on the wreath.
Take paper towel and glue it in between the eyes. This will look
like the veins and fleshy bits from the eyes so it’s important to have deep
Now take the glue gun and go nuts. The glue will hold shape and
stay smooth so this will be your blood. Be mindful of which way your (blood)
drips are flowing. This will determine which the top of your wreath is and which
the bottom is. Be sure to overlap it on some of the ping pong balls for extra
support holding them in place as well as look good and gory. Don’t be scared to
make it thick, go in layers. Let it dry put some more on. The wreath pictured
has roughly 50 glue sticks by the finished product.
The next step is painting. First I recommend taking black and
painting all the deepest crevices in the paper towel and glue. This step adds
depth and is very important. Don’t be scared to get black on the upper parts
because you are going to paint over it later.
Next paint the eyes. I start with a circle of the color part on
each eye, once the color is dry paint a black circle in the middle for the
pupil. (Tip: it’s good to have the eyes all pointing different directions) Red
veins are good but try to keep them to the back of the eye for realism. (Note:
Your eyeball is a sphere think of the pupil on one end and the veins starting at
the very opposite end flowing toward the pupil.
Now paint some white on the very top parts of the paper towel
that are showing from under the glue. This is where the Enamel paint comes in.
Using a dark red enamel (model car paint, My favorite brand is Tester) and start
going over all the hot glue and paper towel including where you have already
painted black. You will see instantly how this pulls the entire piece together.
The enamel is transparent so from coat to coat it will get thicker, just play
with it. Leave it a little clear on some parts will give the illusion of a
flowing liquid thick and thin. Have fun. And good luck.
But if you are lazy by nature or just plain not creative. You can order one from me for $30.00 ($20.00 if you supply the wreath and $15.00 if you supply the weath and ping pong balls.)
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