African tribal masks

African tribal masks

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The African tribal masks are modeled with plaster bandage on a full face mask of papier-mâché, then painted with Plus Color and decorated with African bead mix and golden Bonsai wire.

Guide step 1
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Start by crumpling up a few pieces of paper and put them where you want to increase the size of the mask. Here it is the top of the head and the chin.
Guide step 2
2
Dip the pieces of plaster bandage in water and model them onto the crumpled paper and mask.
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Along the way, place small pieces of paper where it may be necessary to support the plaster bandage.
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Cover the mask completely with plaster bandage and smooth it out. Note that the plaster stiffens reasonably quickly, but takes 1-2 days to dry completely.
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Whilst the mask dries, some of the waiting time may be used to make some hair for the mask. Cut natural twine at a length of 35-50cm and pull on a bead. Make 3-5 pieces depending on how much hair you want.
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Tie a knot around the bead, so it locks at one end of the twine as a "stopper".
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Cut off the short end at the knot.
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Make a "bead" by twisting Bonsai wire around an object for example: a brush handle.
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Pull the Bonsai "bead" onto the twine, hiding the knot.
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Pull beads onto the twine until the desired length is achieved, about 30-40cm.
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Once the mask has dried after a day or two, it's time to paint it. Here it is primed with Plus Color.
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Paint on the face paint. Do not do it too thoroughly. It should look a little smudged.
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Finish the painting with a few details. For example, white dots.
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When the mask is painted and has dried, make a small hole of about 2-3mm at the top of the mask to attach hair.
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Pull the twines with beads through one of the large flat beads to gather the "hair" in a bunch.
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Pull the twines through the hole in the mask and pull on another large bead onto the back of the mask.
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Tie a knot or two on the back to fasten the hair.
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Now cut a hole in the top of papier-mâché mask on the back.
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Attach a string through the hole for hanging.
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Use glue gun to attach an earring bent in Bonsai wire.
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The finished mask.
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Variant of the mask
This variant of the mask is made without hair and with more marked face painting. The possibilities are endless!

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Plaster Bandage, L: 2.7 m, W: 5 cm, 4rolls
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