Christine’s Paper Mache Mask

Christine's Paper Mache Mask

Today’s guest post comes from Christine Majul. You’ll remember Christine from her contributions to our Practical Paper Mache project. Now, here’s her post: I decided … Read more

Old Woman – A Mask and a Few Accidental Experiments with Paper Mache Clay

Get a fast start on your next paper mache project or hand-made gift with Jonni’s easy downloadable patterns for masks, animal sculptures and faux trophy mounts. The patterns help you create a beautiful work of art, even if you’ve never sculpted anything before.

A few days ago I mentioned that we’re going to have a Mask Party here on the blog. (Thanks, Tejae, for the idea.)

To get us all in the mood, I made a mask of an old woman, using as a model a photograph by Edward Curtis. Maybe we should call it a disembodied head, instead of a mask. I might remove the back of the armature, (which was not covered with paper mache), and hang her on my wall — or I might make a scarecrow-like body and put her in front of the house for Halloween. I really haven’t decided yet.

Anyhow, the video shows how it was done. This is probably the fastest sculpture I’ve ever done with any kind of paper mache. I wasn’t trying to hurry, it just worked out that way.

OK, now it’s your turn. Are you in the Halloween mood yet?

Fabulous Paper Mache Masks

Since October is settling in quite nicely, with leaves beginning to turn and the pumpkins ready to harvest, I thought you might like to check … Read more

How to Make a Paper Mache Mask

How to Make a Mask

How to make a paper mache mask. This orangutan mask has been one of the most popular posts on my site for many years. It’s fun, it’s cute, and it’s easy.