I have lately been so obsessed over Colin Morgan’s cheek bones all I watched was Merlin from sunrise to sunset.
isn’t he gorgeous? sad they can’t come back with a new season
Anyways back to the real reason why I’m writing this post. I think this tutorial has been sitting on the corner of my computer forever waiting to be published.
Last year Halloween I was a Steampunk Mechanic,
rather an awkward picture of me smiling with my teeth out next to this cute Pikachu.
All the materials I used for this mask was either laying around my craft bins or got from the dollar store.
1.First I found an empty mask for the references and to be the model. I drew the shape of the mask I wanted and wrapped it with Saran wrap so I could reuse the mask for other projects in the future
2. Mix 1 part School glue (white glue/craft glue/elmer’s) 2 part water and made a mixture for the paper mache process. I cut my self several news paper pages to little squares, you don’t have to be very fancy you can just tear some paper
3. Then I mixed the paper and the glue solution together. I added the desired amount of layers of paper to the shape and let it dry over night.
4. When the mask is fully dried I took it off and applied black paint inside and out. I used Acrylic paint. To get the metallic effect I rubbed some gold metallic paint over the black.
I really love the patch work effect the square papers give.
5. I gathered some trims and steampunk looking findings to add to my mask
really the decorations depends on the way you want it to be
and that marks the end of this tutorial, Hope you enjoyed it. :3 hopefully I will post more often!