Lights and FX
In order to do this project, you must have a pre-made form. I used a ceramic cast that I have of my friend Courtney, but I suppose a Styrofoam wig-head or even a cheap (but solid) mask would work. The photo above shows the ceramic form that was used for this project. (As you can see, poor Courtney’s face has been used and abused through several art projects over the past decade.)
Using aluminum foil, lightly cover the mold. make sure that the foil conforms to all of the cracks and crevices. You may want to use your fingernails or the handle of a spoon to help push the foil into the hard to reach areas.
Cover the foil with a light coating of hot glue. The key here is to add very small amounts of glue. You can accomplish this by rapidly moving the tip of the gun across the foil’s surface. This layer should be so thin that it is barely noticible to the eye. The hot glue only serves as a layer to make the foil more rigid.