Today several friends from the Wellington Improvisation Troupe came round to have their faces cast in plaster, using expired dental alginate (so pink and minty) to make the moulds. It was hard, fun messy work! Now I have the task of cleaning up of the faces to do, and then in a few weeks there’ll be a mask making workshop. Yee-hah!
Monthly Archives: October 2011
I’ve been making some masks over the last few weeks – using a low temperature melt thermoplastic (Instamorph, a similar product – but more expensive – product is sold under the brand Polymorph, both very similar to the stuff used in medical splints). This made into sheets, heated and draped over a clay form. Intended for active wear and performance, these have been painted with acrylic paint and varnished. I am trying out ways to ‘do’ eyes, as I want examples of different styles for a workshop happening soon.