So here I am. How've you all been? Any fabulous news you want to share with me? Makes? Bakes? Crafts?
Just wondering as I'd love a good ol' catch up. Been a bit blind recently with all the other things going on!
Here's a little update as to where to masks are at... click here to see where they were up to last time I posted about them...
|After the plain pink first coat, I added darker colours in places to shade certain areas.|
|At this stage I was quite worried he looked like a drag queen!|
|But we wanted to make it look aged and like an old antique... so scrubbed away it with sandpaper|
|Being worn by the actor who is playing this character|
The next stage was painting over the whole thing with shellac to age it and also make it look more wooden and like an old toy. We were greatly inspired by punch and judy puppets and also Jan Svankmajer whose work we love.
He is now currently sat in our front room window looking at passers by. I would take a photo but our SD card has just recently broken and won't let us use it anymore. Sure we'll have a new one soon!
Next up is giving this policeman a ginger moustache and eyebrows, padding out the inside and the neck of the mask and then painting the new mask up (for the 2nd policeman).
Tomorrow we'll be making a mould or two of bananas to make his moustache.
So there you have it!