Creating a face mask with dis solvable fabric
Are you looking for a way of creating your own unique mask for a fancy dress party, looking to be the next Spider man or just wanting to create a face for a sculpture, a doll, an animal well that's exactly what this lesson blog post is all about, and the beauty is it is much more simple than you think.
Okay ready, set, go- First thing is you'll need to visit your local fabric shop and ask for dissolvable fabric, it feels kind of like interfacing material only slightly transparent. Most larger chain stores should carry some because art students are required to use it sometimes for schooling.
The second item that will inevitably make your life a whole lot easier is an embroidery frame, it's not essential but you will see what l mean if you try doing this without one. It's very hard and your fabric will not stay straight.LET"S GET INTO IT
• Don't forget to leave eye holes and mouth holes if your planning to wear this as a mask, not being able to see might impair you a little.
Although not expensive from craft shops the foam head can often be picked up for a few dollars at tip shops or opp shops so unless your wanting to go into production of masks try there first, you could even try a cheap plastic mask but you will need something rounded to lay your fabric over to dry.
This is important because what ever you place your mask over, it will conform to that shape when it dries out.
Use some pins to fasten it onto your head and give it a good shaping with your hands, remember how it sits is how it will look finished when dry.
Now leave it for a few days to dry to the touch.
Once totally dried you can remove it from your head, it should come of very easily.
These make really great masks and great sculptures.