I'm trying to build myself an armature that looks like this:
I got the PVC part down, but I don't know what to make the head out of. You think a styrofoam egg will work? Have any of you taken Bronwen's sculpture class?
It looks like its a wood egg?
It is a type of high-density styrofoam like the kind used for boat bumpers. Very light, very sturdy - they don't dent or compact like regular foam and can be easily cleaned up and reused. Not something you can find in a craft store. But, you could use styrofoam eggs and just toss 'em when done. They told us exactly what the type and density is, but I can't find my notes .
How do you attach the PVC to the cake board?
The easiest way for us homecrafters to do it is with flanges bought at the hardware store.
I've taken this class with Bronwen and it's the styrofoam egg you can get at Michael's. Bronwen uses hot glue to attach it.
To attach the pvc to the board, use metal flanges. The plumbing dept can become your best friend. The elephant and clown cakes in my photos are attached that way. The clown is from Bronwen's class.HTH!
Can someone explain how the PVC or pipe is attached to the flange? Is it glued or does it screw in? I'm a very visual person, so I'm having trouble picturing how it would go together. Thanks.
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