My passion for the art of paper mache masks began many years ago.
My papier-mâché master is called Tito. He is an artist skilled in creating papier-mâché artwork, a technique that consists of using layers of paper and glue to create three-dimensional figures and objects. Under Tito's guidance, I learned to manipulate paper and glue to create surprising and realistic figures. I really appreciated his patience and his ability to teach the technique, making it accessible even to beginners like me. Thanks to him, I discovered a new passion for paper mache art and I look forward to continuing to experiment and improve my skills.
I decided to try and create my first mask using these materials and started looking for a mold to give it the desired shape. I created a plaster mold together with Tito, starting from a sculpture made with clay worked entirely by hand. I turned my sculpture into plaster and started creating the mask.
To start, I cut the newspaper into pieces and placed them in a tub of water.
I then started to coat the mold with the newsprint paste, pressing well to make the paste adhere well to the walls of the mold. I let the mask dry for a few hours and then removed the mold. I worked on the mask with a sandpaper to smooth the surfaces and to make it smoother.
To give the mask a pop of colour, I decided to use some acrylic paints etc. I mixed these colors with some water and applied them on the mask with a brush. I let it dry for a while and then added some details with markers.
My Venetian mask was finally ready and I was very satisfied with the result. I've discovered that the papier-mâché technique is very fun and easy to learn, and that it allows you to create truly unique and original masks. I have continued to make other masks over the years and have learned many new things about this technique, but my first Venetian mask will always remain a special memory for me.
Here I leave you a link with which you can see all my white masks to be able to decorate them yourself at home white masks or raw masks"If you are looking for the special paper to make your own masks at home, please do not hesitate to contact me. We can provide you with all the products you need to make high quality masks. Besides, you can also visit our website to find out all the options available."
Here is a list of materials you may need.
To make paper mache masks, you will need:
Paper mache - this is the main basis for your mask. You can buy it in our online shop.
PVA glue - this is the best type of glue for working with paper mache. Make sure you have a good amount to be able to glue all the mask pieces together.
Scissors: to cut paper mache and other materials you might use to decorate the mask.
Pine cone: for molding papier-mâché into desired shapes and for creating fine details.
Brushes: to apply the PVA glue and to paint the mask once finished.
Acrylic paints: to paint the mask and to create colorful details.
Decoration tools: such as beads, sequins, glitter, etc. to create additional decorative details.
Masking tape: to hold the mask pieces together while they dry.
Ribbon or elastic bands: to hold the mask in place once it is on.
Optional: materials such as cardboard, fabrics, buttons, etc. to create additional decorative details.
If you need private lessons to learn how to make masks or decorations for any event, don't hesitate to contact me.
I can teach you all the techniques necessary to create real works of art. To contact me, you can write to me whenever you want using my email address or call me at the telephone number I will provide you. Furthermore, you can also contact me via Instagram or WhatsApp to have more flexibility and to be able to answer your questions faster.
Do not hesitate to contact me for any information or to book your private lessons. I will be happy to help you create some fantastic masks and decorations.
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