My very first shrunken head

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My very first shrunken head

Post by HalloweenMelanie » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:10 pm

Hi, all. I'm practicing making shrunken heads. This is just a "practice" one unless it happens to come out good! :P I didn't use lemon juice so he will be slightly light to medium brown.

Here he is...after I took these pics, I fixed up his nose a bit, rounding it off so it wasn't so much of just a flat "triangle":

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Sorry the pics are so blurry. I think it's because I didn't use a flash. Anyway, here's an ear, from sort of a three-quarters view:

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He's in a salt water soak right now for 24 hours and then I'll be hanging him by his stem. :D

His mouth looks a bit too smiley for some reason, but who knows how it will look once it's shriveled, so he may be a keeper yet. Those are cloves for eyes. After he's dried (about 2-ish weeks, I think) I'll be snipping off a tiny piece of a clip-on ponytail I used to wear. I don't wear it because at this point my hair is longer than the fake ponytail. Anyway, I'm just going to stick a few tendrils on very sparsely.

I want to make a bunch of these over the summer for my witch's kitchen.

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Post by HalloweenMelanie » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:46 am

Here's my little guy hanging up to dry:

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Re: My very first shrunken head

Post by Halloween_Girl » Wed May 07, 2008 2:06 pm

ooooooooo SWEET!
Beware Beware your in for a scare
The chair is rocking but nobodies there
The owls are mocking the Ghost are stocking
Beware Beware your in for a scare!

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Re: My very first shrunken head

Post by Andybev01 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:45 pm

Yo, MEL!

How's the little guy doing these days?
All you that doth my grave pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare for death & follow me.

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Re: My very first shrunken head

Post by HalloweenMelanie » Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:27 pm

Hi, Andy! How funny...I never saw this until now. (What's today's date again?) All my little guys are good. And hey. I made two more shrunken heads. :lol: They're for my Witch's Ktichen; I'll have four of them in a jar with some moss, labeled "Garden Gnome Heads".

I am such a goof.

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