A Polymer Clay Mask
Behind the Scenes – The Making of “JunglePunk”
One of the things I love about polymer clay is its versatility. This polymer clay mask is make from a base of polymer clay, with hand sculpted polymer clay leaves and jungle themed vines. Want to see how it’s made?
Making the Base for the Polymer Clay Mask
Because I didn’t know yet how I would decorate my mask, I made holes all along the top in case I wanted to string ribbon through it after it was decorated and finished. I tried several different designs and ultimately abandoned the idea of stringing ribbon.
You can follow the pictures clockwise from top left to see how I made it.
Bringing “JunglePunk” to Life
Once my mask portion was baked, it was time to begin bringing it to life. I really love nature and I love leaves and flowers even more. Leaves and flowers are in almost all of my designs, even my dragons often carry nature related themes. I began making the leaves for my mask by using some basic Christi Friesen techniques [you can get the tutorial here].
Then I began adding those leaves in the center of the mask and worked my way out, layering, adding dimension and texture to each leaf and mask portion. I pulled some of my favorites: vintage crystals and chain (from B’Sue Boutiques), clock hands, gears, sprockets, cogs, and whirl-do-dah thinga-majigs. Once all the pieces were together I added a touch of Mica powder here and there for added shimmer and sparkle.
This is a full sized, wearable mask for an adult. The “handle” for the mask is a bamboo stick and is removable, so it can be hung on a wall as decoration too.
Thanks for joining me today,