Personality Masks. Carnival masks AFRICAN MASKS
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Pablo Picassos depiction of the face
Mask building process
1.Building the mold -A mold is a structure that is covered with a malleable sculpture medium, This medium is later removed and retains the shape of the mold.The mold will be made from cardboard, newspaper and masking tape. Start by cutting out the basic shape of your mask from cardboard. Also cut out several long strips of cardboard about an inch wide.Cut slits into the surface of the long strips of cardboard. Do not cut all the way through the cardboard. This will help the cardboard bend smoothly. Bend these strips around the basic shape of the face and tape onto the larger shape. Now you will have a raised face shape.On top of this basic structure start taping crumbled up pieces of newspaper. These pieces of newspaper should be in the shape of the features of the mask. Build up the newspaper and tape until you have a solid and detailed 3D form. This is your mold.
2.Plaster -Cut plaster gauze into small strips. Dip these strips into warm water and completely cover the outside area of the mold. Repeat this process after the first layer is dry. Let dry overnight and then remove mask from the mold. Plaster should be in the shape of the mold. Place a layer of gauze inside the mask and along the edges. Discard the mold.
3.Finishing touches -After the plaster is dry add small amounts of self hardening (celluclay) clay. This should be for details like hair, wrinkles, texture, etc. Blend and smooth well so it will adhere to the plaster, let celluclay dry overnight. Also think about adding any found objects that make conceptual or visual sense. Paint mask.
What Supplies Do I Need To Make The Mold?
Pencil And EraserRulerScissorsXacto KnifeStiff Cardboard Masking Tape
I. Building A MoldStep 1Using Resources, Draw A Preliminary Sketch In Frontal And Profile Views
I. Building A MoldStep 2Referring To The Frontal View Of Your Preliminary Sketch, Draw The Outline Of Your Form On A Piece Of Cardboard
I. Building A MoldStep 3Measure And Cut One-Inch Strips Of CardboardScore Strips, Being Careful Not To Cut Through The Cardboard
I. Building A MoldStep 4Bend Strips Along Scoring Lines And Fit Them Perpendicularly Along The EdgesTape Strips Securely To The Form
I. Building A MoldStep 5The Mold Is Now A Raised FormReinforce Any Loose Sections With Tape
I. Building A MoldStep 6Draw and Cut Out Shapes For Areas That Will Project Tape Shapes To The Form
I. Building A MoldStep 7Build Up The Form By Taping Down Crumpled NewspaperThis Process Will Require Using Many Layers
I. Building A MoldStep 8Building The Form Requires Patience As Each Layer Slowly Creates A Three-Dimensional Form
I. Building A MoldStep 9Continue To Build Up Areas With Newspaper And Tape, Evaluating The Total Form From All Angles
Building A MoldFINISHED MOLD
What Supplies Do I Need To Create A Mask?
Bucket ContainerPlaster gauze cut into small stripsScissorsPaper to cover table
II. Creating A MaskStep 1Dip First Strip Into water And Apply To MoldContinue to Dip And Apply Strips Until The Mold Is Covered Completely
II. Creating A MaskStep 2Let plaster dry thoroughlyApply another coat of plaster to fill in thin areas.
II. Creating A MaskStep 3Carefully Remove All Pieces Of The Mold From MaskDont Panic If Areas Tear You Can Patch Them
II. Creating A MaskStep 4Apply One Coat Of plaster Inside The Mask, Including The Inside EdgePatch Areas That Are Torn Or Too ThinYour Mask Is Now Ready For Phase III, Which Is Painting And Embellishing