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!