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!