Good evening all!
I've been trying to get the courage to attempt making a couple of scarecrow masks for two static props, out of burlap. Trying to figure out how to give it form and keep it is one part of the puzzle. I decided to try some fabric stiffener on it last night. They don't call it stiffener for nothing. Would give viag.....er, anyway.....
This is just the raw form, removed from the styrofoam head that I used as the armature. Nothing inside of it at all.
So, the thought now is to do some of the thread seams on the face and mouth. Maybe use some various buttons for the eyes. Then paint. The question is what do you all think could be used to water proof it? I'd imagine that if it were out and it got wet, the fabric stiffener would wash right off and leave a clumped up burlap bag? And, how about during the paint process? I wonder if it will cause it to lose the shape?
Would love any tips/advice/thoughts anyone has on the subject.
Thanks in advance!!!