A paper machie mask... I found a recipe HERE ...
then got to work, and what alot of work it was!! This was one piece of 'art' that I could not rush! After plastering layers of machie over an old dolls face I sat my 'face' very very close to the fire, hoping to fast forward the drying process.
At the beginning of drying day two Cody's hypo pup decided it looked tasty, good enough to eat in fact!! I had to reconstruct one whole side of my mask - and, begin the drying process all over again!
After almost a week I covered my dry mask with glue and sand (the sand covered imperfections a little bit)
I applied three layers of paint, dried the whole thing some more, then at last I was up to the fun part... decorating
Here is my finished mask, its not wonderful, but I did enjoy the decorating process!
Here is the mask I was lucky enough to receive from the very talented Ngaere
Have a browse through the gallery at Glamourgirls to see more masks created for this swap, and lots of other wonderful works of art!