Masks - for any purpose, kids, theatre, masked ball...
I'm a make up student and was asked to make some masks for an amateur operatics production of Hunchback of Notre Dame.
These masks were not intended to be pretty, they were to illustrate how grotesque human nature can be.
This is my first how to on here so I hope it turns out well.
Mix water and pva together, soak cotton wool, squeeze out and then apply to your mask, puting it on quite firmly - I kept my surface quite rough and textured but you can get yours as smooth as possible - add any other details to the mask at this stage as well.
I found it useful to do this round a curved object and was lucky enough to have an old hairdressing head but a football or a curved container is just as good - this helps the mask take on a slightly curved shape when dry and this fits better on the face.
Drying time depends on a few things, a) how wet your cotton wool is, b) where you are drying it but you should allow a couple of hours.
When dry paint in your chosen colours - for this one I used black acrylic applied with a brush, when this was dry I then used green acrylic mottled on and finally I dry brushed some gold over the raised areas. To seal the finish I painted a coat of PVA glue over the entire mask.
For yours you could add glitter, beads, feathers, ribbons - basically any trim you like.
I hope you enjoyed this how-to and I would love to see your versions and receive comments.