Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miniature Mask from the beginning

For masks I start with wire mesh armature. Ignore the doll armature holding it she is for a different project I am about to start.



Then I mix my clay color and apply it to the wire mesh making sure there are no air bubbles trapped inside. To achieve the shade of gold that I wanted I mixed gold and silver Kato clays. I really like the resulting color.



Once the mesh is completely covered then the fun starts. Here it is ready to go in the oven to cure.



After curing I put on a couple of coats of a polymer clay safe polycrylic finish.

mini gold mask with quarter


mini gold mask

6 comments:

intothedawn said...

It's an absolutely beautiful mask! Love seeing your creative process, too.

Dori said...

I love this mask! And thank you for sharing your process with us.

2 Good Claymates said...

I love your mask! It is so nicely done -- nice to see how it came to be!

Cat said...

It's gorgeous!

coltpixy said...

Thank you everyone!

sukigirl said...

I don't work with clay so it is great to see the steps that led up to this wonderful mask!