Made by Jon Keller
I made this mask using brown paper bag paper mache .
When the paper mache was dry I applied two coats of white gesso. After the gesso dried I gave it a slight sanding . The next step was to mix an off-white color ( acrylic paint ) and paint the entire mask .
When the white was dry I painted in the gold areas with gold acrylic paint .
The diamonds were done using black leather . I cut about 30 black diamonds and glued them on , one at a time . The white diamonds were created “automatically” by the negative space in between the black diamonds.
After everything was dry I applied gold dimensional paint to create the raised design areas .
The entire piece was varnished with polyurethane .