A Full Set Of Masks

At long last, I have all of the masks photographed. There’s still editing to do on some of them but I’ve put together these two compilation images, to demonstrate the whole set.

The starting range of diy cardboard masks from Polyfacets in white

The starting range of diy cardboard masks from Polyfacets in white

Here they are in their plain form. To make the join lines disappear, I give them a coat of Mod Podge mixed with white plaster pigment (about 70/30)
The coloured ones are painted mainly in paint made with Mod Podge and Sugarflair (food colourings). Not entirely waterproof is a fair way to describe it, so I’m looking for an alternative pigment to suggest in my tutorials lest it should come back to haunt me in the form of irate customers in peculiar hues.

The starting range of diy cardboard masks from Polyfacets, decorated

The starting range of diy cardboard masks from Polyfacets, decorated

I’m finding a use for many of the materials I’ve been hoarding, too. The penguin is decorated with Tulip squeezy paints and the Green Man (top right) has his hawthorne leaves coated in bronzing powder.
I’m still not quite sure when I’ll get them to market but I’m hoping to finish off my video and launch the Kickstarter campaign in the next couple of weeks.

Now with Twirling Unicorns

An old CD player has been recycled to make a slow, rotary display stand for the masks; it seems like a nice format for photographs to me. I think it’s useful to display them all in white, you can see their shape more distinctly than when they are painted up.
I’m working on making images like these for each design. Some of them present a bit of a problem, as to where to put the tube they rotate on, so there’s going to be a bit of bodging, no doubt.

DIY cardboard unicorn mask

DIY cardboard unicorn masks

Here’s another short video showing the unicorn being assembled; part of this is going into┬áthe video I’m making for Kickstarter.