- Buckets/Tubs for Water
- Towels/ Paper Towels
- Large plastic bags
1. Pull hair back and make a wrap around head using plastic bag, framing face. Tie back with tape.
2. Use another plastic bag to drape over shoulders and make a smock.
3. Apply vaseline to face, especially over hairs. This will be your release.
4. Dip plaster strips (about 4" - 5" in length) and layer onto face. Smooth out with fingers. We did a top half one class, let it set, and then the next class, placed that hardened half on the face, and attached the second half. It takes about 15 minutes to dry and set, so we didn't have enough time in the period to do a whole mask. We covered eyes and let a little space for the nose that the students could later patch up.
You can also use a hair dryer or fan to help speed up the drying time.
5. When the whole mask is complete, set, and dry, draw and paint.
6. Add any needed embellishments or build off of mask.
* If students chose not to use their actual face, I had plastic forms they worked off of as a model .