Wednesday, June 27, 2012

White Rabbit Mask

Copyright 2012, Julia Cellini
                               (This mask is for sale in my Etsy shop. Click here to see the listing!)

This white rabbit mask is a spooky and dramatic addition to the fairytale store's mask collection! Like the Fairytale Wolf Mask, it is one of my more difficult designs to make. 

Inspiration:
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

John Tenniel's original illustrationhttp://www.alice-in-wonderland.net

About the Mask:

The first step in making the white rabbit mask, is to start with a basic mask shape. I form my masks out of paper mache, though there are lots of different materials that masks can be made of, like leather, plastic, or fabric. See my tutorials page to learn more about paper mache and how to use it.

The shape of the nose and eyes are formed using the paper mache pulp method. The ears are formed separately and then attached before the final form dries. 

When the mask is dry, I seal it with white primer which makes the mask durable and makes it ready for the final paint coat. 

Copyright 2012, Julia Cellini

When all of the painting is finished, I add the details with glitter and seal it with a wood sealer or other sealing paint. 

The final step is to add the monocle which is made from recycled clear plastic and a bit of miniature Christmas tree garland. This is also when the stick or ribbon is attached to the finished mask.

Here are some pictures of this mask being worn! 

Copyright 2012, Julia Cellini

Any questions? Leave a comment below or send an email to juliasfantasyart@gmail.com.








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