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Re: Plaster Masks/Canvas


Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 17:33:45 PST

Using Bunki's website as inspiration, I have done this project with sixth
graders and used materials I had on hand - paper mache for the mask, mat
board (donated) for the background and hot glue to attach the masks. Some
kids trimmed the mask and some used the edge of the mask mold to extend
the mask and make a "rim" around the mask that was worked into the design.
If the mat board was not too large the warping was minimal. I displayed in
a case and on a table with easel stands so did not need to hang the
finished pieces. The paper mache kept the mask pretty light and students
used ultra mache to build up areas or change the human face to an animal.
I think I have jpegs if you'd like to see samples.