Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Making of a Sugar Skull Mask



I purchased my papier mache skull from the Halloween section at my local Michael's craft store.
I started making my mask by painting the base with a coat of acrylic black paint. You can choose any color of the rainbow, get creative!



Next, I started on the detail with a pretty lavender-I love the way this particular color looks on black. Decorate around the eye sockets, and you can paint the forehead with pretty flowers, birds, or whatever you choose!



I added some white to make it pop! Don't forget to add the teeth!



Lastly, I added elastic cord, threaded with a needle to allow it to be worn as a mask. You can also use ribbon, punctured and tied through the sides of the mask.



Finished! Hmmm, the mask is pretty-but I look scary! Yikes!

10 comments:

Carapace said...

Oh, fantastic! I'd love to know how you made the skull base-- or where you lucky enough to find them for sale somewhere?

Illustrated Ink said...

I didn't make the skull base (I'm the slowest papier mache crafter on the earth, lol!). I got it at my local craft store.

the Lost Earring said...

Perfect for your shop! Oh man I'm so excited for Halloween!!!!!!!

Touchatou said...

Want one !! To put on my wall ! So beautiful !

Illustrated Ink said...

I'm excited for Halloween too!

Thanks, Touchatou!!:)

mrsb said...

Oh, I saw some of the paper mache masks at Michael's this weekend, and thought that there would be no way I could do them justice.

Not that mine would ever look as awesome as yours, but now I'm so inspired to go and get one and give it a shot!

Illustrated Ink said...

You should, and yours WOULD be awesome! Lots of fun! ;)

Mike said...

Are you really selling these? How much? My wife and I are trying to dress up for Halloween as a Day of the Dead couple, but I wear glasses so I think it would look weird if I paint my face with glasses on. Maybe the mask has enough room to cover my specticles. -Mike

P.S. Love the art though...

kai said...

hey, i really like the design that you have done on your mask.

i'm trying to create a similar mask myself, but i had to make the mask from modroc.

i will put the pictures on my blog when it's complete. Check them out!

http://fleetwoodkai.blogspot.com

Michael Smudde said...

What would it take to get you to make to get this mask or a replica for my collection?

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