34 Responses

  1. Lori
    Lori at |

    hello Jonni,

    Did it take a long time for the first phase of your display mask to
    dry ? That looks like a lot of wet paper, kind of thick ? What did the back look like ?

    I guess I’m wondering, can you tell when all the wet paper under the clay finally dries ? Or does it even matter ? Is the back of the display mask unfinished, ?

    How would you hang a mask like that on a wall ? I haven’t been able to find anything online that shows how to hang masks, anything from a display mask like this to a carnival mask.

    I know I asked a ton of questions – sorry !


  2. Paprad
    Paprad at |

    Hi Jonni, I’ve been experimenting with this same technique for sometime now – had no idea there was already a tutorial for it, might have samed some learning time.

    Here are some of my current results – I haven’t finished painting/polishing them though.


  3. Xan Blackburn
    Xan Blackburn at |

    Hey, the comments are working! Let’s try the drag and drop thing …
    Oops. Well, that didn’t work. I tried dragging an image here, but it just opened it in the window, usurping this page. >:P I’m not seeing another way to add an image, either. Maybe ’cause I’m on a Mac??

  4. UltimatePM
    UltimatePM at |

    This is a test comment to see if our new system works. The system has the ability to drag and drop images from your desktop to the text box.

  5. Michelle
    Michelle at |

    I have just found your site and am blown away by your work. I love the paper mache clay – it really opens up so many possibilities. I direct full scale plays with the 5th graders in my school. This year we are planning to do The Little Mermaid, Jr. I think the paper mache clay will work great to make some head pieces and masks of the sea creatures and for the set pieces inclucing undersea rocks/coral/grotto etc. My question is will I be able to make much larger batches of the paper mache clay – I will need quite a bit to cover the set pieces. Have you had any experience with large batches? Thanks!

  6. Shannon
    Shannon at |

    Hi Jonni,
    I want to thank you for the wealth of information you publish so generously on your blog and in your YouTube videos. I’ve ordered your mask-making book, but in the meantime I made use of the information you supply here to make two masks, and sculpt a bust of my cat using your paper mache clay. You can see them here:
    I truly appreciate how open you are with your techniques, your experimentation with materials, and the collaborative nature of your blog. Thank you!

  7. christine majul
    christine majul at |


    Hi Jonni, here is my flickr link to a vessel that I posted. I have transferred photos my flickr to other sites. I hope this works.

  8. Susan Palmer
    Susan Palmer at |

    I’m not all that computer literate, so this isn’t a direct link. I have entered it as a search and it comes up with fliker share photos. It’s an option at least. Good luck

  9. Soul
    Soul at |

    Jonni, why not use your facebook page. Their photo upload feature seems to work real well. And I think you could also make seperate groups etc connected to your site and facebook account.

    Love the mask by the way!

    1. Soul
      Soul at |

      Maybe this link has some solutions that will work for you: http://www.cyriac.me/2008/12/19/how-to-solve-image-upload-error-in-wordpress-27/

  10. Susan Palmer
    Susan Palmer at |

    concerning your posting photo problem. a couple of the mixed media people that i follow use Flicker. Julie Fie-Fan Balzer is one i can think of right now. hope this helps in some way. i enjoy your contributions.


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