For this mask, I set about creating a stylized dragon design that could be worn as a masquerade-style half masque.
The sculpture is roughed out, refined, and detailed in Monster Clay, a type of oil/wax based clay I particularly like to use. I use mineral spirits to smooth out the final sculpture, and then a sealant spray to give it a slight sheen and make the mold come out as nicely as possible!
The mold is done in multiple layers of a brush-on silicone called Rebound 25. Once it's finished, I create a rigid mother mold out of lightweight epoxy putty ( FreeForm Air). This piece required a 3-part mother mold to make sure all sides were covered without the outer mold getting stuck on any overhangs.
And finally, here are a couple more views of what the final resin cast of this mask turns out like!
As with all my original masks, this piece is available for sale in my costuming Etsy shop. I also occasionally have painted versions of my masks available; check the links below!
Available For Sale:
|Mask blank - via etsy.com|