Making Masks!

I have started a new art series with making masks!  With Halloween a day away, my timing seems like a scary coincidence! Lol!

Each week, I plan to create masks using a variety of art materials… The ones I’m showing you today were inspired by the Gelli-plate printing method I learned from yesterday’s post.

I love when one idea leads to another.  I call it, “the domino affect!” 😉

I will show you the before and after photos of my paper collaged masks I created and then explain the materials I used after each one.

I collaged other papers I created with the Gelli-Plate for this one.  Some of my prints were made on deli paper so they are more transparent.  Others were done on watercolor paper.  I outlined the features with a pencil and a turquoise color pencil in some areas.  After I outline the areas, I smear the lines with a paper tortilla to give dimension.

The second mask is much different and yet I used the same paper pattern:

Color changes things so much!! I used a limited color palette for this mask.

I added white circles with a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen.  Using tracing paper, I cut out the shapes I wanted from copies of doodles I did previously.  I used a pencil and a paper tortilla to add dimension to my mask.

I hope my process of making masks may inspire you in your art making!

Cheers! 🙂

13 responses to “Making Masks!

  1. These are so COOL! LOVE them! You never cease to amaze me with your creative art Jill! Sending Love and Hugs!

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  2. Hi Jill. I love all the different textures and shapes. Amazing process!

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  3. Wow, that’s awesome!
    So creative and fun!! 💗💕

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  4. They look great, Jill, and so absolutely arty! Love it! And indeed inspiring! 😊❤️

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  5. Wow, these are fascinating Jill, not to mention totally awesome! Very cool! Yes color does change things dramatically! So glad you’re having fun 🙂

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