11003Re: [medieval-leather] New Member - mask making
- Jun 13, 2007Hi there
Have you come across this site before?:
It's pretty comprehensive, and I've used their process quite
successfully before - in fact, I've got plastercasting scheduled for
this weekend again.
I used a fairly light veg-tan calf/cow hide last time, about 1-1.5 mm
thick. This time, I'm going to try a similar weight of pigskin, which
seems stretchier but has already given me a good impression of a plastic
doll's face for a LARP. I tend to use mostly my fingers and a
round/spoon modeller, but anything without an edge will do for the shaping.
Marguerite Foster wrote:
> I'm Marguerite, I'm new and I'm really looking forward to learning
> more about leather work.
> My first project is mask making. I've studied mask making and
> performance (primarily Commedia del'Arte)but we never learned to make
> the masks out of leather, which I feel misses so much of the tradition
> involved in the form.
> I've done some research but I am somewhat intimidated and could use
> some really basic advice as to the right materials and tools to use,
> which leathers to use and where to get it. Any technique notes or
> research sources would also be a huge help.
> Thanks !
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