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« on: May 03, 2012 08:25:26 PM »

Hi everyone!

For this super fun challenge, I decided to make a mask!



My thoughts were of Pele, the Hawai`ian goddess of fire (and volcanoes!) while I made it.
(It's made with paper mache, and includes lava rocks!)


I started off by making a mold of my face with plaster gauze.  (I used scissors during this part, to cut the gauze to the right size for what I needed.)


(creeper action shot of waiting for the plaster to dry)



Here's the mask form (not on my face):




After letting the form dry for a couple days, I went to town on preparing it for the paper mache.
Added some wires....



I forgot to get an action shot of the paper mache process (my camera probably thanks me), but here it is as I began the first layer of paint...



After I gave it a few more coats and let that dry for a good two days (just to be sure), I searched my yard and found a nice collection of lava rocks:

(I like these lava rock bits, because they all have little shiny sides and bubbly sides which add character!)


The rest is history as I added the lava rocks along with beads, tiny polymer tiles (which I made), crystals, shells, and rhinestones!

Here are just a few more shots! Smiley






I think I'll use it as a wall hanging when it's not on my face!







Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012 10:47:08 PM »

that's wonderful! i love the shells and lava rocks and the little moons and stars. there are just so many pretty things to look at. great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012 04:21:27 AM »

This is quite awesome!  I'm glad you told us that you used lava rocks though...  I honestly thought they were raisins.  *fail on my part!*  lol
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012 05:57:38 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012 10:15:52 PM »

Very cool! I love the colours and texture   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012 10:56:36 AM »

great way to use everything required
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012 02:13:18 PM »

Cute mask, MAC!  You did a great job!
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