How to corpse a cheap skull with spray foam
This is a super easy technique to corpse a skull or any other prop that needs to be fleshy and chunky. This is the first of 3 corpsing techniques using cheap dollar store skulls. Watch the video here:
Red and black paint
This is a messy tutorial so make sure to cover your work area with newspaper. Spray some foam onto the newspaper work surface and then, using gloves, grab some foam and start spreading in onto the skull. Cover the whole skull, but avoid the teeth. Let this sit for 10 minutes while the foam expands and forms a workable skin.
When the foam is dry to the touch, paint the whole foamed area of the skull with the red paint. Make sure to get deep in all the cracks and crevices. Avoid painting the teeth and any exposed “bone”. Let dry. When dry, using a broad brush, lightly paint the top of the foam with black paint so that only the very outside layer is black and the rest is still red (see the video to see what I mean). Let dry thoroughly.
Using a foam brush, cover the whole skull with wood stain and immediately wipe off.
And you are done! That’s it, told you it was easy and fast. If the finish is too chunky, just trim some of the foam off, or spread it thinner in the first step.