Thursday, September 2, 2010

!!!New Hobby Alert!!!

Most all of my friends and family know I collect masks.
Most all of my friends and family have seen my masks.
A friend of my husband's, who has been to our house and has seen my mask collection,
dropped off a couple of ceramic masks for me to add to my collection.
How thoughtful right?

Not exactly my kinda mask.
In fact, I am not a fan of the Harlequin clown at all.

So, I thanked my husband's friend, and mentally added them to the yard sale box in the garage.

Then, I got an idea.
What if I cover the masks with polymer clay and re-make them into something that I consider to be cool?
Worth a shot. What did I have to lose?
About 50 cents from the yard sale.

This is my witch mask.
She's not even close to being finished yet, but I just had to share.
I still have to paint her and add some hair, and then mount her on a plaque for hanging.
I'm really pretty stoked that she came out so good considering I have never sculpted something like this before.
I can see where I need to make improvements on the next mask, but overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out so far.

This is my zombie.
LOVE him!
I managed to make him pretty gross with rotten teeth and an exposed brain and rotted nose cartilage. He may end up as a mummy instead, but I'm going to try and make him a zombie first.  
I am anxious (and nervous) to get some paint on this guy.

Will post them again once they are complete.  


  1. OMG these are brilliant I cannot wait to see them painted if this is how good they look white!!! What type of clay did you use? xx

  2. Looking good so far hun - I am impressed!! Wonder what you would get for the finished items?
    Teri x

  3. This is awesome. Can't wait to see how these progress. Well done on coming up with such a brill idea for altering them.
    H x

  4. Now this is too freakin' cool! I love it!

  5. OMG!!! I need you to paint these so I can see the final product! I just started playing with polymer clay and this would be a PERFECT project. I cannot wait to see the finished product!!

  6. As I was going down the post I thought "wow..a zombie mask would be cool" and look! There it was! Neat!! Can't wait to see the finished project.

  7. You are so talented! These are so cool and creepy! :-)Traci

  8. OMG that is so freakn awesome you would never know that you havent done that before.

  9. OMG!!! This is what I was talking about....I WANT ONE!!!!'re too fabulous girlie...I want to come over to your house and play....



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