|This is the entrance
leading to my front
door. I always thought the stone fence looked really creepy but the
neighborhood kids were slowly chipping away the stones. I decided to
cover them up with some Pillars of Pain
inspired by Toyguy.
|I was not able to
locate any large blocks
of foam, so I decided to make my pillars using plywood and 2x2s. As you
can see I had to cut out for the stairs so the pillars do not lie flat
on the ground.
|I painted the entire
pillars black and then
created vines or veins using Great Stuff. I had built a shelf in the
back to hold cement blocks for added weight. The pillars stand 8ft tall
from the lower ground.
|I used Toyguy's
alternating spray paint
technique to add color to the veins. First spraying with red and then
black while the paint is still wet.
|Here is a close up
painted veins. I then covered both pillars using flashing cement or roofing tar. I really love working with this medium. It protects the plywood from the weather and when it dries it feels like soft skin.
|I was able to score about
26 styrofoam heads from a store going out of business. I cut the faces
at assorted angles and glued them with Liquid Nails to the pillars.
|I tarred over all of the
faces and some of the heads did react with the tar. It actually helped
give some of the faces a deformed look about them.I did not like the
outcome of everything tarred so I went thru my old paint and found a
dried blood color oil based paint and covered the pillars