Easy Pattern for a Paper Mache Wolf Mask
Read the details and watch the video below to see how to make a wolf mask with this pattern, recycled cardboard and paper mache.
This mask begins with cardboard and paper mache. Then it comes to life with a coat of acrylic paint.
This mask could be worn with the addition of an elastic strap, or you can display it on your wall. You can use either traditional paper strips and paste over your cardboard mask, or cover it with Jonni’s famous paper mache clay and add texture to the fur on the ruff and eyebrows. Or, you could also create your texture with a heavy-bodied acrylic gel, or make your mask smooth with fine sandpaper and gesso.
The mask on the right has been covered with recycled brown paper. It would look nice on a wall with just a coat of acrylic varnish. The options for finishing this mask are almost as varied as the colors of real wolves.
Finished size: About 11.5 inches (29 cm) high, 9.5 inches (23 cm) wide and 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) deep.
The downloadable PDF comes with four pattern pages and six pages of illustrated instructions for putting your wolf mask together.
Watch the video below to see how to use your pattern to make a paper mache wolf mask.
To make the wolf mask you will need:
● Standard letter size paper (8.5” x 11”) or A4 paper (210 × 297 mm)
● A sheet of cardboard
● Glue stick
● Straight edge
● Table knife
● Box cutter or craft knife
● Tape – you can use plastic tape like I did, but masking tape would be better if you can find one that’s sticky enough. The Scotch brand is usually good.
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