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How to Make Masks!: Easy New Way to Make a Mask for Masquerade, Halloween and Dress-Up Fun, With Just Two Layers of Fast-Setting Paper Mache Paperback – Illustrated, Jan. 22 2012
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Learn how to make paper mache masks easily and quickly with these new techniques and over 300 step-by-step photos.
Make one of the 12 popular mask styles in the book. Once you learn these methods, you can use them to create your own unique designs for a play, Halloween, Mardi Gras - or just for fun.
Start out with a simple mask form and oil-based clay, and sculpt the features of your masks. The author shows you how. Then cover your sculpture with just two layers of super-strong, fast-setting paper mache, using the recipes included in the book. The clay can be used over and over again, and each mask you make will be a one-of-a-kind original.
When the paper mache is dry, use an easy painting method to make your sculpted mask look like it's made out of fur or feathers, antique gold, ancient bone, rusted iron, glazed porcelain, or carved and highly polished wood.
The innovative methods in this book are easy, the materials cost just pennies per mask, and your new creations will be even more fun to make than they are to wear. This book takes the art of paper mache masks to a whole new level.
Middle school students can make a mask using the ideas in the book. The book has also been used as a starting point for many amateur theater groups, by high school drama classes, and by adults of all ages looking for a new craft or hobby.
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- Publisher : Wet Cat Books; Illustrated edition (Jan. 22 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 102 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0974106542
- ISBN-13 : 978-0974106540
- Item weight : 259 g
- Dimensions : 21.59 x 0.61 x 27.94 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #323,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As well as being amply and beautifully illustrated, the book is logically laid out so the student crafter can follow the steps with no difficulty. The pages are amply large and the binding is supple, so the book is easy to prop open -- extremely helpful for any instructional book. HOW TO MAKE MASKS is a great buy!
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I found it via a video on Youtube showing Jonni demonstrating some of the methods from this book, and from there I followed the trail to her website UltimatePaperMache where you can see her current works in progress. She's very generous with advice and showing her methods, so do check it out. I'm delighted with this book, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to start making papier mache masks.