sorry to bump this post up but I never saw the finished one... and OMG its horrid! (in a lovely halloweeny way!) really creepy looking! I'm going to attempt one this year (unsure whether to have kin head or grim reaper style) as I didn't get a chance last year
Glad the oven trick worked hun, my first one burnt (and stank the house out!) but it not only speeds it up, but you don't get nasty mould ((OHH I did a giant paper mache kin last year, moved house and forgot all about it, went into my mum's garage the other day and there it is, dry but mouldy....
Once again hun well done, can't wait to see whats in store this year!