This post features how to make a plaster cloth masquerade mask.
Here is a suggested supply list:
- Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth
- Sculpey polymer clay
- Card stock
You will need to create a clay mask to use as a mold. Please refer to a previous post, “How to Make a Masquerade Mask.”
Step #1: Before baking your clay mask, press the mask on a flat surface and trace the mask onto card stock to create a pattern. Then use the pattern to trace five masks onto the plaster cloth.
Step #2: Cut the five masks from the plaster cloth.
Step #3: Line the inner surface of the baked clay mask with vaseline so the plaster cloth will not stick.
Step#4: Briefly soak one of the plaster cloth pieces in warm water.
Step #5: Form the plastic cloth to the inside of the clay mask.
Step #6: Continue the process until all of the plaster mask cloths are formed onto the clay mask in layers.
Step #7 Smooth the layers with your fingers and let the layers dry, according to the product’s recommendations.
Step #8: Remove the mask from the clay mold. You can then sand the mask, using fine grain sand paper or leave the mask rough.
Finally, enjoy painting and decorating your mask.
*A special thanks to my daughter, Andrea Luna, for painting and decorating this mask!
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