The Art of Creating Fake Armor
One of the things I love about GiSHwhes (the greatest internet scavenger hunt the world has ever seen) is that it challenges me to try new things and learn new skills. Last year I made John Barrowman’s head out of duct tape. This year, I made dog armor.
I have so much to learn.
I used craft foam, making a seam with duct tape, then sealing it with Mod Podge. Two layers of silver paint, followed with “aging” with brown paint. I used a toy foam shield and gave it the same treatment, as well as a gem for accent. It was… well, it was like most first attempts at a new skill. I have discovered it is easier to fake leather armor than metal, and crafts people out there are amazing. I need to watch tutorials. Many refer to a higher end material they work with besides craft foam, called Worbla that I want to look into.
Next on my list of things to try is armor for my son. He might actually stand still for pictures.
Appa was a good sport, but wanted to play.