I find it artistically interesting because of the use of a mosaic on the mask, that's not something you see everyday.
Museo Preistorico ed Etnografico
There is also a paper version I'll show you how to do at the end in case your are not up for papier mache.
Before I start with the "how to" I have another featured Design post on the Hive right now that you might want to check out. the product I'm testing is Aleene's Paper Napkin Applique Glue and I show how to make this Star Wars book bag.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Papier Mache Version
- a cardboard box
- mask stencil that you will make
- paper towels
- white school glue
- water and a recycled container
- black paint, tempera or acrylic
- red and green tempera paint
- copies of archaeological maps, #1, #2
- white paper, posterboard, or bristol
- red beads
Draw out 1/2 of the mask shape including an eye and mouth. Use the fold as the middle of the mask.
Cut out your stencil.
Take your cardboard box and tape your stencil on the side utilizing the corner to run down that middle line of your mask.
Trace out the shape and then cut from the box.
Roll up a piece of newspaper and tape into place for the nose.
Using a 1 to 1 ratio mix up the white glue and water into your recycled container. Cut some strips from the paper towels and begin maching the mask.
Try to overlap the strips in a criss cross manner. You only need about 1 to 2 coats here.
Now you may find you cardboard starting to sag a bit, losing that angular shape due to the moisture so prop it into shape and leave to dry. Should only take about 24 hrs.
check google images)
Paint these with the green and red tempera paint. We will use these papers for our mosaic.
In the meantime paint your mask black.
You don't want them to all be the same size.
Make sure to keep about 1/2 a page of the red paper in reserve.
This will make some beads for the necklace.
Line up your beads, (both your handmade ones as well as some pony beads and/or buttons).
String these onto your piece of string and then secure the end on the other side of the jaw.
- black paper
- pencil and eraser
- red, green and white tempera paint
- copies of archaeological maps
- white pencil crayon
- white paper
- black sharpie, pencil crayon,
Using the white liquid tempera paint, paint in your eyes.
When the mosaic is dry cut out mask. You can add some detail with the white pencil crayon if you wish.
Glue to a contrasting background.
What a fantastic mask project- I remember seeing this mask image many times in National Geographic. I notice you use Aleene's Tacky Glue quite often- is there a reason for this? Is it superior to regular white 'school glue'?ReplyDelete
I use the tacky glue because it is so thick it stays where you put it, little oozing and the kids have great success with it. I also find it the best when gluing felt and fabric. Thanks so much for your great comment.
What a great project!!ReplyDelete
I love the way you use boxes etc. in your projects, as this is how I am too.
Thanks for this neat idea.
Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, MariaReplyDelete
Your site has been a god-send to me, I love the way you use so many innovative and inspiring materials for your classes! Please keep up the great web-site because you inpire me to keep going when I get down!. Fantastic! Leslie.
I describe myself as "artistically challenged" and so admire work like this mask.ReplyDelete