So, it has become a Lego Sunday afternoon. I finally got myself to sit down and paint the Lego head for Landon’s Halloween costume today. I was a little timid not wanting to mess it up, but thankfully everything kind of fell in place to do it. So here goes the next set of steps from my two previous posts of the Lego costume project…
1. My neighbor and friend let me borrow her Tracer Projector Jr, which projects an image so that you can trace the image. So, I started tracing with a pencil on the Styrofoam Lego head. I had the head on our couch, and as I was tracing I realized it was moving. So I held it the best I could with one hand to stabilize it to finish the rest of it. Upon turning the light on to see my tracing work, I realized the whole left side of the Lego’s face was sagging and not matching the other side. I had to erase the ~ best I could~ the left side of the face and redraw it by hand to make it even with the right (note to self~ Styrofoam does not erase easily). Next time I would put whatever I’m tracing on something stable like a table. :) After fixing all the mess-up tracing, I outlined the pencil sketch with an acrylic paint pen that my neighbor also let me borrow.
2. Paint the inside of the outlines with black acrylic paint. I left the sideburns (I think they are sideburns!) empty for brown. I had googled Lego Captain Jack Sparrow, and gotten a good pic of him that you can see in the picture also. I used 2 different sizes of acrylic paint brushes~ round 1 & 2
3. Paint your sideburns in with brown acrylic paint. I used a dark brown furniture pen, because I didn’t have brown acrylic paint!
So, what’s remaining in this little project??? I still need to paint the eye circles white. I will probably use the barely-beige that I have left over from my Hall Tree Project. Justin is going to cut holes in the mustache of the head for Landon’s eyes with a pumpkin carving kit and put black wire or mesh there to disguise it. Stay tuned for these steps. :)
Here is a link for the Tracer Projector Jr.~
Here is the next blog post for the Lego Costume Project ~ Halloween is Finally Here!