Some very good friends got married over the weekend and they asked me to create a “face in the hole” board for their reception. They’re pretty rad so of course, I agreed. I’ve never made something this big before but I think I figured it out pretty well. Plus, I got to harass some of my neighbors by asking if they could come over and stick their heads in a hole for me. Here’s the process all laid out.
I cut out face holes and then prepped the board with a few coats of primer.
I sketched the design onto a paper stencil.
I cut out the stencil and traced where the elements needed to go then started painting.
This ended up being the color of the elephant. Custom all the way.
I wanted to make sure the face holes weren’t scratchy so I lined them with tape.
The finished prop. The trees, hair and shirts are all paper cut-outs while everything else is painted on. The only problem is that I forgot to take my own picture in it at the wedding!