Wonderful prop and what great instructions! Thanks for making this easy to understand
Thanks for the insight LT scare, I will have to look into this.!!!Our local Walmart has started carrying a "GE" foam that drys lighter than the Great Stuff and seems to be more firm when dried. The GE a bit less costly than Great Stuff and comes in a smaller can that seems to go just as far.
I have been making sand cast skulls this Summer - about 150 from Great Stuff and 150 from the GE foam. The GS stays softer and shrinks considerably. The GE will also shrink, but much less. The GE dries almost like those large blocks of foam you buy at JoAnnes and Michael's, but the surface dries smooth.
The GE RED LABEL foam at Walmart is definately a good, perhaps preferable alternative foam for the Glowing "hot" Coals
Hope this helps someone.
Glad it works for you. Any pics?Just wanted to chime in on this I finally made a small version of this maybe 18" by 18" for my witch and cauldron the pictures do not do it justice just used some orange lights and wiffle balls this looks absoluterly real gonna find a cracking fire mp3 and hook it up to my lightning fx box and see how ot comes out
You can actually do this to some extent if you wait till it skins over, but not fully dries. You should be able to pinch, crease, dent, and dimple it to add more texture, or squash down parts that are too high. You won't be able to make huge changes, but you can add subtle details this way. Just be sure a good thick skin has formed and wear gloves in case any squeezes out.Do not expect to change the shape of the great stuff by touching it to move it. Better to spray too much, then cut down with a knife (cuts VERY easily when dry) later.