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« on: February 12, 2015 01:59:37 PM »

Crows and ravens were sacred to the druids and the Celtics. This is a prototype, only about 2 inches wide. I wanted to make a larger one for the Curiosity Cabinet swap, but got waylaid by other ideas. I may still do a larger version when I can figure out a better armature and product to use. I used a home made paper clay that was a bit hard to work with. I'll have to adjust the recipe or buy the stuff.

The mask is finished with brown wax, which did not stick, but made the cracks look good and black shoe polish.



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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015 03:29:28 PM »

Ooh, I love the weathered bone look you achieved! It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015 04:30:52 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015 10:06:55 AM »

That's awesome!  Very realistic coloration/texture on the bone/beak.  Reminds me of a bit of a plague doctor's mask too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015 10:38:55 AM »

That's funny, I was just thinking about how to make a crow mask the other day Shocked   Yours is gorgeous!

I used to make masks for theater.  The sturdiest material is celastic, but it's expensive and uses carcinogenic chemicals.  I used buckram a lot.  That's a coarsely woven fabric impregnated with starch often used for hats.  Get it wet and shape it over a form, let dry and put a finish on it.  Lightweight and easy to use.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015 02:20:49 PM »

I've looked into buckram for other projects, never for masks. So thank you for the tip. I do want to make a full sized version for myself as well....this one is rather small. The buckram sounds perfect.
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