My owl mask is finally finished. Spring got in the way of this project (and I ordered many more plants than I was ready for), but it froze this weekend, so I had a good excuse to stay inside and get this mask finished.
I’m really happy with the way the owl mask turned out. The painting was very simple, but there’s enough texture and enough different colors to make it interesting. The tissue paper added the texture.
If you don’t have colored tissue paper, or you’d prefer to paint your owl mask instead of coloring it with the paper, you can make very nice textures with one ply of kitchen paper towels. Flour and water paste will work well with the towels, and they wrinkle nicely.
As I mentioned in the video, this is a copy of the owl mask that was stolen from my fictional character, Utah O’Brien, in The Owl Thief, and the Kindle version is currently on sale. If you’d like to meet a paper mache artist who becomes an amateur sleuth, now would be a good time to pick up your copy on amazon.com.
As soon as it warms up again I hope to start on an outside project. I’m thinking about a baby camel, but if you have any ideas that you think would be fun to watch me make, be sure to let me know. And, of course, I need to start book #3 in my cozy mystery series, right after I plant fifteen hybrid hazelnut trees that should arrive any day now. Spring is a busy time – I hope you’re having as much fun as I am!