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« on: August 05, 2006 03:05:40 AM »

I was trying to come up with something that could incorporate all of the mediums of 'art' we all work with, and MASKS came to mind.

Carving
Decoupage
Sewing
Quilting
Ceramics
Recycled Crafts
Felting
Beading
Papier Mache
Shrinky Dinks
Painting
Tatting
and Polymer Clay, of course!

I think all of these crafting mediums (and many more) could represent in this kind of competition!
What do you ladies and gents think?

Besides, for those that celebrate it, Halloween is just around the corner!  I think it would be AMAZING to see all of the variety of techniques and characters we come up with!
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006 12:10:33 PM »

For inspiration re masks for anyone using polymer clay with masks, or as the complete masks, below are some sites to check out.  There are also some lessons and examples of other kinds of masks and how to make them.

Unfortunately, most all the photos of the good, representative large (full-size) polymer masks have gone poof! ...So just pretend that the half-masks and the mini-masks in the links below are full sized, and you'll get the general idea of what can be done!


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LARGE HALF-masks
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/chall_jun04.html (Helene's mask)
http://www.redturtledesigns.com/gallery.htm
http://heartinhandstudio.com/Anne_leaf_mask.JPG
...(lesson) http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3352_1399480,00.html
http://www.pcpolyzine.com/2004march/mask0903a.jpg
http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/sars/sarsmask.htm

LARGE & MINI-masks:
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/claypen_masks.html
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9255216&uid=2343137 (#1 & 2 are large masks... all the rest are pendants)

MINI-mask ... pendants:
http://www.polyclay.com/maskswap.htm
http://www.polyclay.com/mask2003.htm
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9255216&uid=2343137 (all but #1 & 2)
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=4153008&a=31266991&p=68352070&f=0
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=4153008&a=31320404&sp=1&showall=true
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=4530485&uid=531344 (click halfway down in left column)
http://store.cforiginals.net/shrunkenheads.html (all are heads, but could also be masks...look all around site...clicking a second time will make photos much larger!)

LARGE:
http://www.digitalartbeat.com/sculpture/warprnce.htm
http://www.polymerclay.co.nz/projects/pxmask.html
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Coffeehouse/3404/Page3.html
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/pcc/featured/brasher.html
http://geocities.com/ccrisel/artpage.html
http://www.pcpolyzine.com/0306june/zil03.jpg


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And this page at my site discusses various ways of making face-sized masks with polymer clay and/or polymer clay embellishments over various kinds of forms (papier mache, plaster-soaked gauze strips, wireform, and also freestanding ones), some keeping the armature inside, some not:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(.... look under the main category called "Masks"...)





Have fun!


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...check out the 2 NEW polymer clay boards here at craftster:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=238.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=239.0
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006 12:34:24 PM »

Yea, I am SO excited to have some info from the clay master herself!

I have been bookmarking your website like crazy, researching clay techniques and info to teach a mokume gane class in a few weeks.  I just bought my first packs of clay 2 days ago! This is the first time I have worked with polymer clay in 20 years....Good thing I already have a pasta machine to convert to clay use.

BTW, I stumbled across your link for your mini covered bottles, so delightful!  I love how you made the card to remind people to call you when they had some to discard.

Well, I am sitting down now to attempt to make some clay beads and pendants.  Wish me luck!

My first 2 projects with clay were regarding my mini competition project...the mona lisa (see link below).  One part success (her frame) one part failure (the mini David project I started with...pics are on that same thread.) Check it out for a laugh!

I bow to my clay sensei!

All that said and done,
ANYBODY WANT TO DO A MASK CHALLENGE??? Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006 02:18:42 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83549.0

OOPS, sorry, I found that this topic has already been tossed about here a bit.  Oh well, great minds think alike, right? 

Anybody still up for it?

Here are a few we have around the house.  We (my hubby and I) made them (the top two) for our first date ever!  It was a costume party.  WE WON!  Woo-hoo!

The one on the bottom is just a feathered mardi-gra type mask.


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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006 08:18:28 AM »

Your masks are awesome! No wonder you won.


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I bow to my clay sensei!

LOL, I've been called a lot of things  Grin, but that's the first time for that!  ...had to go look it up.

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I have been bookmarking your website like crazy, researching clay techniques and info to teach a mokume gane class in a few weeks.  I just bought my first packs of clay 2 days ago!


You did all that in just two days?Huh  Im-PRESS-ive!

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I love how you made the card to remind people to call you when they had some to discard.

It worked too!... sure didn't want to do all the work of schlepping the samples to loads of offices, explaining, etc, then getting no return ... I figured someone in the office would always remember where that funny little card was when the time came months later.

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My first 2 projects with clay were regarding my mini competition project...the mona lisa (see link below).  One part success (her frame) one part failure (the mini David project I started with...pics are on that same thread.) Check it out for a laugh!

The painting is great, and the frame just right.  Cool!  Re brushes for mini-paintings, NoraJean Gatine did one painting (using the dust from oil pastels though) for a Day of the Dead mini-altar on clay with 8 hairs from an eyeshadow brush taped to the end of a toothpick (and a magnifying glass ...I prefer+3.25 reading glasses for mini things so I don't have to hold on to anything!).  
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/2708/altartop.html
I haven't tried those super-mini-glue brushes (the ones with 1/4" bristles --some of which you could remove too), but they might work too... here's one greatly enlarged view:?
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=45857&cat=1,250,43298

Since you're a painter, have you tried some of the other ways to "paint with clay"... if you haven't and you're interested in seeing some examples, look here:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/paints.htm (click on "Polymer Paintings"

(Think there may have been more of this post, but since it got interrupted yesterday and I'm just now seeing it this morning, can't think of what it might have added!)




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(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
gothmom
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006 07:43:59 AM »

Don't forget Leather Masks - thats my THANG.

Anyway I'd be down for this cause I"ve made so many masks...there's nothing left to make masks for, but I want to keep doing it...

Gothmom
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