Not really sure what exactly to call these painted murals with face holes.
I Googled……and, (clears throat)…..”Face in the Hole” came up a lot.
For some reason that……just……doesn’t…..sound……classy?
So, let’s go with, “Your Face Goes Here”.
I found this whimsical gnome image online…….
Just the “Woodland Party” inspiration we were looking for.
I started by priming a sheet of 1/2 thick plywood.
Jamie took the picture that I found, and projected it onto the primed plywood. (Finally making a good use of that FAME soundtrack CD)
All’s I had to do is trace the image with a pencil.
I thought about just making it a big square…but convinced myself to cut the shape out with a jig-saw. After all, I had to cut the hole for the faces to go anyway.
We matched up the colors in the original with acrylic craft paint…and started the hours and hours and hours of painting. Didn’t know just how long it would take……and it took a while, a looong while.
Here’s my progress over a few nights,
I mounted 2X4’s as braces and hid them with Boston ferns so no one would trip.
Then took pictures of everyone ………putting their face in the hole.
I know….cute, cute, cute.