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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2011 12:14:52 PM »

I would love to know how to do this technique. Can you help?

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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2011 06:26:09 PM »

I would love to know how to do this technique. Can you help?

I will try to describe it.  Smiley  I start with a piece of mattress foam and carve a sort of skull shape in it with scissors, with deep eye sockets.  Then I stitch it to a piece of fabric as a base and then stitch a layer of muslin over it, going all the way through the base layer in the eye socket area, and defining important shapes such as the nasolabial folds with quilting through the muslin and foam to the base layer.  At this point I usually add a little batting or small piece of foam to make the nose, as well as building up small pieces of foam or fabric to make the wings of the nose and define the nostrils.  Then I'm ready to start adding the colored fabric, sewing it in strips with overcast stitches onto the muslin.  Once the face is entirely covered with colored strips I usually do the lips, which are stuffed with cotton batting.  The eyes are painted wooden balls with fabric sewn over them to form the eyelids, then inserted in the eye sockets and blended into the rest of the face with additional strips and possibly a little batting if some areas need filling out.

Hope that helps some!  Mostly you just have to try it to see how to manipulate the fabric over the foam to get the right shapes.  I'm nowhere near where I want to be yet with this technique, but it is very time-consuming so I haven't been doing it lately.   Tongue
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