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Re: plaster craft mask

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 22:27:00 -0700 (PDT)


HI all, I have had kids freak out and get rashes and burn their eyes
and have their faces break out and lose most of their eyelashes so I
don't make this a required project anymore, but to those of you who
do a plastic face version--and I guess most of you--I don't use the
plaster gauze to get a generalized form the the human face- the face
of the student is on the inside of the mask--we just throw the plaster
gauze away when we finish making the mask. Do the plaster bit, but
you'll have to use vaseline since the plastic wrap will distort all
the goodies of their face negative mold. Carefully remove--reinforce
any weak spots and let dry. Make sure their name is on them. Roll
out a slab of clay (about 1/2"--thicker in themiddle for the nose)
are carefully flop it into the mask. (if the mask isn't still greasy
from the vaseline-add more) Press carefully so that every wrinkle
and fold will be reproduced. Wrap loosly with plastic for a day, then
carefully remove the plaster mold. If the nostrils are deep set you
may have trouble with the nose and need a bit of sculpturing and
repair. You can carve the eyes open or leave them shut. They're
wonderful--but now I do it only as an extra assignment. Sid

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