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The Project: This project will allow you to make a flexible, lightweight "armored" glove suitable for light, short-term use on stage, RPG or for Sci-Fi/Fantasy conventions.
What you will need:
- Cheap cloth garden gloves
- 2-3 12"x18" Craft Foam sheets
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Metallic Acrylic paint
- "shadow" color(s) of acrylic paint
- Gold or silver leaf and leaf size
- assorted paintbrushes
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Step 2: Cut out foam sheet pieces into the overlapping "plates" and gauntlet cuff of the "armor" as shown.
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Step 3: Hot Glue the "plates" to the fingers of the glove starting from the fingertips and working up to the wrist.
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Step 6: Add glue outlining to the plates on the fingers of the glove.
Step 7: Glue the gauntlet cuff to the wrist of the glove as shown.
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Step 8: Drybrush a thin coating of one of your shadow colors to the whole exterior of the foam. Dry.
Step 9: Dry brush a thin coating of your metallic paint color over the surface, making an effort to NOT get the paint in all the crevices, and to get the most metallic paint on the raised parts of the foam and glue. Dry.
Step 10: Using your shadow colors, paint in extra shadow areas where the plates overlap, outside the edges of the raised designs, etc. to give an exaggerated 3-D look.
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Step 11: Dry brush tiny amounts of leaf size to select areas of the raised designs. Use this sparingly unless you want an excessively shiny surface. When size is tacky, apply leaf in small bits and gently brush it into the size. Gently brush away the excess leaf that does not stick.
Step 12: Using your shadow and metallic paints, paint the palm of the glove in a design to roughly match the appearance of raised foam armor. Dry.
More info on making craft foam armor can be found at the following sites:
When they are finished, photograph the gloves and post the photos to your File folder at the class eGroup. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.
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