I thought I’d do a little post on how I made the mask that I posted a picture of. These pictures are of me applying the plaster base of the mask to my friend, Morgan. The plastic wrap ensures that the plaster won’t stick to her face. Basically, you wet the plaster strips, squeeze the excess water off of them, apply them to the face and smooth them out. You’ll want two layers of plaster to ensure that it holds up. I also recommend leaving the eye holes open if you intend to wear the mask.
After the mask is hardened, you’ll add on any antlers, horns, ears, etc. with plaster at that point. It is sanded smooth, painted with a base coat of paint, and decorated. Mine was covered in a suede material and painted before being decorated. Use whatever you like! Feathers, leaves, ribbons, etc. Feel free to be creative while creating your mask.
The end result was the cool piece of artwork. Unfortunately, it can’t be worn, but I DO intend to hang it above my altar.
This is my class and all of our masks! It was really cool to see what people did. Morgan, the girl I was applying the plaster too, is the orange mask with flowers to the left of me (the deer mask, obviously).