African Masks on a Stick
These papier-mâché masks are painted and decorated with Plus Color Craft Paint. They are put onto a flower stick with a plaster stand and decorated with raffia, feathers and painted wooden beads.
How to do it
Paint the mask in the desired base colour using Plus Color. Now spread on a thick layer of bronze crackle lacquer with a spatula and let it dry.
When the mask is dry, decorate it with beautiful patterns. Use a plastic bottle with a tip for making dots or use the end of a paintbrush. Decorate the large wooden beads in the same way.
Cut the top off a milk carton approx. 10cm from the bottom, fill it with plaster and insert the flower stick. Use pegs or wire to stabilize the stick so that it stands straight. When it is dry, paint both the base and the stick.
Use some Plus Color to make the raffia dirty and make some tassels. Cut a hole in the mask's chin and forehead. Now attach the wooden beads, tassels and mask onto the stick with a glue gun.