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« on: March 09, 2006 10:20:00 PM »

I bought some awesome 'green apple' colored Sculpey just because I loved the color.I had no idea what I wanted to make with it.
Then I was in a store yesterday and saw some Mardi Gras masks.
Then I thought 'heh,why not?'
So I did.................. Grin

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/StarKissed/Clay/Picture2.jpg

..........and up close.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/StarKissed/Clay/Picture5.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006 08:27:35 PM »

I like it - great idea for unused sculpey.

Looks a lot like the masks I saw while I was down there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006 06:44:26 PM »

That looks wonderful!   Did you use an armature under it??


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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006 06:52:33 PM »

ooo, nice. I like the eyes. (plus apple is such a nice colour, i can see why you were tempted to use it).
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006 09:29:11 AM »

No armature was used at all.I actually searched for and printed a pattern for a mask online.Then I laid it down on the clay, traced it with a x-acto knife and shaped it.I used tin foil to hold the shape while it baked.
Now that I made this one....I want to do more  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006 09:58:45 AM »

I really like it!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006 10:05:39 AM »

its really cool! what template did you use? and is it heavy, would it be too heavy to attatch ribbons and tie round the head??
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006 07:31:47 PM »

I'm not sure what thickness exactly it is but, its not too heavy.I'm sure it would be light enough to tie around ones head.
This is the template I used
http://childcareandbeyond.tripod.com/mask-template.html
Thank you for all the compliments
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006 01:32:03 PM »

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Now that I made this one....I want to do more  Cheesy

Star, you may want to switch clays though if you're going to make more masks (and I definitely think you should!) --especially if you want to use the Sculpey brand of polymer clay Shocked    Sculpey is very brittle after baking in any thin or projecting areas, and will snap if stressed (the other brands like Premo, Fimo, and Kato would simply bend if stressed), and masks are definitely thin -- though yours appears to be a little thicker....about 3/16"?

Alternately, you could use an armature like Paragona's "WireForm mesh," etc., sandwiched inside two layers of the Sculpey to make a much stronger mask.... or just use a stronger brand of polymer clay (with or without an armature).

If you want to check out more on all that, plus see examples of other polymer masks, etc., take a look on this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm ("Masks")

And btw, re the purty apple green... if you use another brand of clay, you could always mix the same color --as long as you start with really clear colors in this case... check out this page if you're unfamiliar with mixing your own colors:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/color.htm
(...then click on recipes for "Individual Colors" to check out all the greens
... or just start with a fluorescent or true green, then mix in a bit of yellow (lemon or zinc, not cadmium or"warm") plus white, and that should give the same color)


Show us more masks when you've got 'em!


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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006 04:47:57 PM »

You really did a nice job on the shaping. Good choice of color. Quite lovely, but if you don't want to be sad that it can't stand up to much, you should switch to premo. That sculpey is great for making stuff you want to practice on or for canes that are going to be sliced and covering something. I made a whole bunch of really fantastic masks out of sculpey. Why no pictures you ask? Because they hardly stood the test of time to get them onto the wall.
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