A Framed African Mask
The framed African mask is made from a full face mask in papier-mâché, our half tree trunks (wooden sticks) and painted with Plus Color Craft Paint.
How to do it
Cut holes in the mask’s edge, 4-5mm inside the edge.
Tie four half tree trunks together to make a frame.
Paint the mask before fastening it onto the frame.
To achieve a rustic and authentic look, use your fingers when painting.
Sew / weave the mask onto the frame with flax twine.
For decoration of the frame tie a small bunch of feathers together using flax twine.
Pull glass beads onto the twine.
Pull the beads down over the feathers until they reach the knot.
Finished feather decoration with glass beads. Make another 2-3 depending on how many you think are appropriate.
Tie the feather decorations onto the frame.
The finished framed mask.
A variant of the frame.
Here the frame is turned a quarter turn and the mask has been painted in a light colour with dark streaks.