Thursday, August 11, 2011

Coco Tribal Mask

Here, at last, is the finished product.  After trimming away the excess clay from around the bottom of the mask, it was baked.  When it cooled to room temperature, the base of the mask got sanded with progressively finer sandpaper until the base is flat and smooth.  To get an even nicer finish, it was rubbed on an old pair of jeans.

Holes were cut for the eyes and slots were cut into the head to accommodate the leather hair.  The hair and eyebrows are velour leather straps, strategically placed to give that Conan look.  Tiny spots of super glue keeps the hair in place.  A little crook of a mouth was cut in and a faux leather bottom lip added.  From the bottom of his chin to the top of his pompadour, it measures a little over 4 inches, so it is a rather large pendant.   The digital background was added to give a little color and contrast.

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