Reptile Mask

I have always had a fondness for all things reptile and Dragon. They are truly magical creatures with the most amazing textures and colours, so when I saw the new Moulds from Katy Sue I just had to have them. I have been wanting to work on some masks recently and as soon as I had ordered my moulds I started working on ideas. You can imagine my excitement when they arrived on my doorstep. I couldn’t wait to get started

Prepping my materials

I chose a nice sturdy Paper Mache mask to work on. A metal Base for mounting the mask when finished Green Powertex and a paper clay for moulding . Stone art would be perfect for this

First I coated my mask with Powertex to seal it, any colour will do I then moulded pieces to cover the face, when I had finished arranging to my liking I allowed it to dry overnight.

Masked covered with paper clay

Starting to add colour

I gave the whole mask a coat of Green Powertex. While it was still wet I sprayed quite liberally with Bister I chose Blue and Yellow. You can get some really lovely effects and depth to your projects. I let it dry completely before the next stage.

DryBrushing

Dry brushing with pigments brings out all the magic and texture in your work. For this project I used three shades of Green, Ginger, Olive and lime with a touch of Purple and then Gold for a touch of Bling

I started with the darkest of the greens brushing where natural shadows would fall, then moving up with the next shade and onto the lightest on the places the light would fall. Just choose a direction you think the light is coming from, there are no hard and fast rules here unless you know where your going to stand your piece, you can then see where your light source is. I then added touches of the purple here and there to give a different dimension. Finally as I love a bit of Bling I added The gold to make it pop.The final touch is the eyes, now you can go quite overboard here depending on the look you want. I stayed with the Gold

Play Days

Why don’t you have a Powertex Playday and see what you can create. Don’t forget to share on Powertex Addicts , so we can see your works of art.

You can find me on Facebook where you can see other work I have done. I also do workshops in the Rugby Area Alex Henry or go to the website and find a Tutor in your area

Thankyou for Reading

Patricia (Alex Henry)