Tuesday, October 22, 2013

short but sweet Creature from the Black Lagoon masking tape & wire mask how-to

Here are some photos and a brief explanation of my galvanized wire and masking tape mask-building process:

Wire framework of the head, made from 14-gauge galvanized wire, with small sections of 24-gauge wire wrapped around every 14-gauge wire joint in figure-eight shapes to tighten them.

Double-wide masking tape wrapping the wire, with some balled-up tape to help mold the features----less-messy and less-smelly to work with than papier-mache

Layers of acrylic paint over a base coat of Mars Black