Bauta Mask, a Traditional Venetian Mask Design

Bauta Mask – Creating a Porcelain-Smooth Finish on Your Paper Mache Masks

This video uses a Bauta mask, a traditional Venetian design, to show you how the special “Really Smooth Gesso Mix” recipe that you’ll find in How to Make Masks! can help you get a porcelain smooth finish on your paper mache masks. The gesso can be wet polished after it dries, eliminating the dust and […]

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How to Make a Paper Mache Mask

How to Make a Paper Mache Mask

This quick video shows a brand new way to make a paper mache mask. These masks are strong and comfortable, but they’re easier to make than traditional paper mache. The fast-setting paper mache paste allows you to pull the mask off the modeling clay form in just a few hours, and the paper is strong […]

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How to Make a Wolf Mask

How to Make a Wolf Mask

These videos show you how to make a wolf mask from start to finish. The materials used for this wolf mask are the same ones used in the book “How to Make Masks!” The exception is the paper mache clay, which was added by the artist to create some extra texture around the wolf’s ruff. […]

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Pantalone, Paper Mache Mask

Pantalone Mask, a Traditional Theater Mask from Commedia dell arte

This mask was made with fast-setting paper mache over a custom-made modeling clay positive mold. This is a variation of one of the masquerade masks found in the book How to Make Masks! by Jonni Good. According to Wikipedia, Pantalone, or Pantalone del bisognosi, (Italian for ‘Pantalone of the needy’), is one of the most […]

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