Aztec Mask, Papier Mache style

1 Mar

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I have worked 9 hours on this, and it still isn’t finished….whew!

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10.5  hours.

FINALLY FINISHED! 13 hours

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4 Responses to “Aztec Mask, Papier Mache style”

  1. artsynaturenut March 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    I think it looks great! What a good idea to use a Halloween mask. I wonder if you used cooking spray on the mask instead of the saran wrap if it would work. Just remember using that in a pottery class for something similar.

  2. artsynaturenut March 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Mask making is intriguing to me. I like how you used materials to make it look mosaic-like. What did you use for a mold?

    • takingitpersonally March 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

      Thank you! I painted faux jade with acrylic on paper.

      I used a plastic mask, the kind you get from Michael’s. It was already cracking from former use (it was my daughter’s Halloween mask) and I didn’t want to ruin it, so I put a piece of saran wrap over it. I gingerly began to paper mache- the saran wrap kept popping up and sliding around. It was not the easiest, nor the most advisable way to cast, but I was trying desperately to not spend money. That’s why it is a bit crooked. I don’t know if you can tell from the photo.

    • takingitpersonally March 4, 2014 at 8:31 am #

      Cooking spray is an interesting idea. I made a mask before casting straight off the face, using vaseline so it would not stick. I did not want to put anything directly onto her mask though; I knew she would want to use her mask again.

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