How to Make a Pantalone Mask, Part 3

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In the first two videos I created a mold for a traditional Pantalone mask with modeling clay, and then covered it with two layers of fast-setting paper mache. In this video I show you how I finish the mask. This is similar to one of the mask projects from my new book “How to Make Masks!” which is now available on

I really like how this guy came out. That bright face and long nose would really get some attention.

By the way, I’ve been contacted by several artists who have blogs of their own who intend to put up links to my new book, or even write reviews – which I appreciate very much, of course  ;). If you do link to the book, be sure to use your own associates link if you have one. And if you write a review, please let me know so I can link back to you.

If you missed the other videos in this series, you can find them here – How to Make a Mask, Part 1, and How to Make a Mask, Part 2.

50 thoughts on “How to Make a Pantalone Mask, Part 3”

  1. I am working on some masks using the fast setting paste. The first time, I used the Dap brand of plaster of paris and it turned out rubbery. I tried again with a different brand and it is better, but the mask is still pretty flexible even after letting it dry. What am I doing wrong?

    • You might just need to add another layer of paper and paste, or a few coats of gesso. And make sure it’s totally dry, all the way through. You’ll need to support it before adding anything damp, though, or it may flatten out.

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