This is the second of three mask-making videos. In this series I’m making a traditional Pantalone mask using the same methods and materials that I used for the masks in my latest book, How to Make Masks! If you didn’t see the first video, you can find it here. We made the positive mold in the first video, and in this one I’ll show you how I add the two layers of paper mache. In the next video I’ll show you how I make the mask all nice and smooth with some home-made gesso, and paint it – just in time for Mardi Gras.
Just before we get to the video, though, I thought I’d ask if anyone out there happens to live anywhere near Brookings South Dakota? Odd question, I know – but Jessie will be moving there in a few weeks. Any advice for her?