Faux Distressed Leather Head Planter

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I love head planters (crazy about them really and have made a few others). I took a male styrofoam wig head cut a hole in top for plant. Glued him to a piece of wood for a base. Then I painted him flat black with spray paint for plastic. I then pounced on Burnt Sienna and Espresso paints adding a little off white randomly. I let dry and made a mixture of 50/50 elmers glue and water. I worked in small sections painting head with glue and applying crumpled kleenex tissue. When whole head was dry (overnight) I pounced burnt sienna all over the head, then taking the espresso I pounced it very lightly around. When dry I LIGHTLY dry brushed the off white all over. After dry I sealed and planted.. He has a chocolate soldier plant for his hair. Daughter bought me the head it was (9.00 at hobby lobby- but they can be found cheaper)and I used scrap wood. So just had to buy more kleenex. The most time consuming partof whole project was applying the kleenex and waiting for it to dry
Finished planter
Finished planter close up
This is what I started with.
has been glued to base, base painted black and browns pounced all over
Wrinkled kleenex has been glued over whole head and base.

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