We are back for our second day and the new promised medium. Well not new as "never existed before" but new to this blog and fairly new to our site: MODROC.
Modroc is nothing more than plaster impregnated bandages but it's ideal for modelling.
So here's our first sample and step by step on how to use Modroc.
February... Carnival... Venice... Gio.... you get it.. you are in for a treat with gorgeous masks.
Can't wait to read what you think..
I had at home a Venetian mask, and I was looking for a method to create at least another one for the upcoming Carnival. So I used my mask as a mould to create two more.
I covered the original mask with plastic wrap. I cut two pieces of modroc long enough to cover the mask. (If the object you want to cover is bigger than your piece of modroc, you have to cut it in strips and overlap them). I cut two holes for the eyes. Now you have to work very quickly, because the plaster stiffens in few minutes: I put the piece of modroc in a bowl filled with warm water. I keep it for few seconds, I gently rinse off the water and I lay it on the mask. I smoothen the plaster to avoid wrinkles. I put almost immediately a second piece of wet plaster: I tried to eliminate the wrinkles and at the same time to smoothen the surface with the wet fingers: you can see the water and the plaster mixing together and filling the little gaps. Once finished, I set the mask aside to dry.
If you are impatient (like me), put your piece in the warm oven, after a little while turn off the oven and leave the piece inside.
You have to wait until the next day to decorate the mask. When dry, I cut the excess of plaster with scissors and very gently I free the original mask, ready to make another one.
I painted the first mask with Viva Precious Metal paint and I stamped some swirl using Paperartsy Hot Picks 1006 and Plum Archival Ink. I painted the second mask with PaperArtsy Fresco paint Orchid and Snowflake and I stamped it with PaperArtsy Fresco paint Orchid using a swirl stamp from Paperartsy Hot Picks 1006 plate.
I added some rhinestones to the masks.
With the same technique I created 3 mini canvas from scratch, using the cover of a tin box as a mould.
When dry, I painted the canvas using Cosmic Shimmer mists using a paintbrush, to give a shimmery look, and I stamped a text with CI-017 Script stamp and Plum Archival Ink. I glued some pieces of lace.
CI-017 Script stamp
Katzelkraft Chandelier and Cage
Paperartsy Hot Picks 1006
Paperartsy Fresco paint Orchid and Snowflake
Cosmic Shimmer Misters: angel mist, golden mint, lava red , Mango Blush, Teal Wash, Rose Pink
How about this for a first lesson about Modroc?
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