luni, 18 iunie 2012

Dan Reeder inspired dragon mask

further with my sons school ending festivity- along the mace i was working on a dragon head and wings.
i'm so grateful for Dan Reeder's aka Monsterman's videos and tutorials from his blog!
i'm sure everybody interested in paper mache knows him or at least heard about him.he is a very talented cloth mache sculptor(and math teacher) who never stops amazing us with his professional videos,books and tutorials.i learnt a lot from his uploaded materials in this days and  tried to achieve as much as i could knowing that time is never on my side( my little one had a week of chicken pox) so the mask is not perfect but i'm very sure it will be a hit on my eldest's carnival.Romanian folks are not familiarized with paper mache to much .....thank you again Dan for everything you do for us!!!i always appreciated silently your work but now even more because i needed to know ...i'm not good at speach and believe me Dan i was thanking you a lot while the mask were coming alive :) i hope i didn't caused you hiccups ;)
here a few spots with the head and my pajama hero lol

thank you Dan again! you're AMAZING!!!
so i still have to make his black clothing and add the little monster wings.......i will post it when it will be finished............have a good day!

duminică, 17 iunie 2012

a-mace-ing grace

my son is going to be a ....dragon.....on 20th at 17.oo and he needed a grace.
so i did it.her teacher said that she has one so i don't have to bather myself by doing a lousy paper one but stubborn head as i am i did it.well,it is so strong that it is quite dangerous .. i'm going to put it well or high after the festivity....

it all started with a simple paper mache ball.....over a balloon of course...not the one in the image but very similar,this became a rose ball :)

then a lack of "making pictures"of the process as i was veeery nervous to see everything finished in time,you know about the drying process ...the paper ball came out weak and i was afraid of loosing precious time so i dived into "cloth mache" and covered the ball and spines with on old torn bead sheet then another thin layer of "storebought mache "(for 5!!years but i never touched it until now).

 i still got two and half days to finish his costume.but the mace is ready hehehe

be good and i will not use the mace lol :)
PS-a very useful video of faux wood finish i loved -i will share the link tomorrow-


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