Note: The video on this page is part of a long series because it took a long time to make the sculpture and turn it into a mask. If you’d like a much faster start, check out my downloadable wolf mask pattern. Just print it, cut out the pieces and tape them together. Then you can use the techniques shown in the video series to embellish the mask and add detail, without needing to start from scratch.
And now, back to the original post:
This is the second video in this series. You can see the first video here. This time I add the eyes and nose, and put on the basic shapes that surround the eye. The sculpture still has a very long ways to go.
I do like this guy, and I’ve decided to make a silicone mold for it when it’s done. (I like him a lot better than this wolf I made a silicone mold for last year – I never actually used that mold, because I didn’t like his expression).Â I’m also thinking about doing some experiments with an modified form of the fast-setting paste to see if it’s possible to use layered paper mache inside a negative mold without losing any really fine details. I’m skeptical, so in the end it will probably be made using the “instant paper mache” recipe I used for the cougar and hippo – but it would still be fun to play around with it.
If you’d like to see all the other videos in this series, you can find them here:
- How to Make a Paper Mache Wolf Mask, Part 1 – Beginning the clay sculpture
- How to Make a Paper Mache Wolf Mask, Part 2 – Adding the eyes and nose
- How to Make a Paper Mache Wolf Mask, Part 3 – Refining the clay sculpture
- How to Make a Paper Mache Wolf Mask, Part 4 – Finishing the sculpture – adding the ruff
- How to Make a Paper Mache Wolf Mask, Part 5 – Adding the fast-setting paper mache
- How to Make a Paper Mache Wolf Mask, Part 6 – Painting the wolf mask
And for those of you who don’t have time to watch the whole series, I made a much shorter version showing the highlights. You can find the short version of How to Make a Paper Mache Mask here.