mask making

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Ask the subject to gently move his or her face – lift eyebrows, crinkle the nose, and so on – to start loosening the mask.
Cut strips or clean up a bit before applying the third layer, as you want the mask to set, but not start drying.
When the subject no longer feels "stuck" to the mask, gently slide your fingers along the edges to lift it away, moving your fingers inward toward the center of the mask as you lift.
The person whose face you are using to mold the mask should wear clothing that he or she doesn’t mind getting wet with drips of plaster.
Begin at the edges, and fold the tails of the strips down around the edges of the mask to smooth them out.
The strips have more plaster on one side than the other; lay them on the subject with the side with less plaster face down.
Whether you’re headed for a masquerade party, making a costume for a play, or preparing for trick-or-treating, a plaster mask is an inexpensive costume option with tons of potential.
You may add additional features by attaching and coating them with additional plaster strips using the same overlapping techniques you used for the base.
Make a plaster mask with your kids or use the techniques to create intricate works of art.
Don’t skip this step, since it prevents your subject from experiencing pain when the mask is removed.
To add a piece like that, you’ll need to create tabs to fold under the mask so you can staple it on easily.
The plaster face mask is often just the base, to which we add ears, horns, beaks, and noses.
When they’ve finished, you can begin to assemble the pieces into a mask with stapler, hole punch and yarn.
Explain which pieces go together ("these ears and some paper whiskers make it a rainforest cat… these eyes turn it into a frog… this top piece and beak turn it into a tropical bird!").
These yarn pieces can be tied behind the child’s head to hold on the mask.
In some cases, you will need to extend the mask over the forehead to accurately place the ears; e.g., on a cat’s head.
The mask paper can be a colored paper (remember, lightweight poster board is best) or you can rely on the crayons or markers for color.
If you make patterns to fit your own face, you may find the eye holes are too far apart, and the whole mask is too big for smaller faces.
You can lay the base mask flat (before it’s stapled to other pieces) on a cutting surface and cut out the eye holes with your blade.
You can use a stapler or a new layer of cast tape to bind the new parts to the mask.
The mask may look rough when you’re finished, so you can smooth it by applying a coat of 1/2 Acrylic Gel Medium and 1/2 Acrylic Modeling Paste (you may add paint directly to this combination).
Using the diagram at right, outline the perimeter of the mask neatly, generously overlapping each piece for strength.
Smear a coat of petroleum jelly all over the face area to be covered by the mask, concentrating on the eyebrows and hairline.
It is difficult to poke scissors through poster board to cut the eye holes, and the children could get hurt or could mutilate the mask trying to do so.
Cut duct tape into small strips, and start covering the wire.
By tilting the head forward and scrunching up the face, the mask may be loosened.
you’ll need to decide whether you want to create several specific patterns, and then let the students individualize the masks through decoration, or whether you want to give them a pattern to function as a base.
With older students, a base mask and a group discussion of some possible adaptations may be enough.
Some pieces, like beaks, need to be folded to add three-dimensionality to the mask.
In many cases, it is easier to make a mask by using a headdress or hat mask which can be easily shaped to resemble your animal.
Attach these pieces to the finished skull using the wire strands or tabs created when cutting the wire.
don’t forget to leave tabs for attaching the piece to the mask.
At this point, you may need to be the expert on how to make paper curl for eyelashes, how to create whiskers, how to fold beaks, what colors frogs can and cannot be (answer: frogs can be any color, of course).
To paint a mask without using the smoothing technique above, seal the mask with a paint primer or Gesso (available from an art store).
Finally, punch a hole on each side of the mask, parallel to the eye holes.
Create a hat-like "box" for the base of the piece and the animal’s body, to which you can add a head and appendages.
Use strips of newspaper dipped in wallpaper paste to form a paper mache-type base.
In some cases, you may have to gently work the mask off the face.
The model and / or maker apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to the skin of the model’s face, being careful to cover the eyebrows and any other hair which will be covered with bandages, because this will allow the mask’s *release from the face.
(Your teacher will mark the mask with permanent marker when it has completely dried.) The maker must then put away any remaining unused bandages which were never wetted at all, clean the water can, and wipe the table with paper towels, etc., and leave only when the table is dismissed.
I made a full head latex mask of the predator using a 2 part plaster mold, this method is used to provide excellent detail.
well i say i haven’t tested it out, i tried a different method of making the mask by filling the mold with latex, but this failed even with trying to seal the mold, it just leaked out.
This is a time elapsed video demonstration that I've created to use as a resource for my classroom.
Students usually take 3-4 40 minute classes to complete the 3-5 layers of paper mache.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
Elmer's Paper Mache Art Paste is used as the adhesive.
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If you need larger quantities of certain products or need refills you can find most of the items that are found in our latex mask making kits here.
In this section you will find the core items used making latex Halloween Masks.
Liquid Latex Mask making is also called "Slush Casting" because you pour liquid latex into a mold and swish it around, the latex clings to the mold walls and forms a skin, it is this skin that becomes the mask.
As you sculpt remember that you will have to remove the clay from the mold after the mold plaster has set.
Make sure you know what you are doing, recommended books are "Monster Makers Mask Handbook" or the video "Latex Mask from start to Finish" you can get both from SES Corp.
Some of our blank white masks are already pre-primed and ready to be painted.
Whether you are creating your own or helping children make masks for costumes.
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 A layer of sputtered Cr about 100 nm thick coats the glass plate.  Resist is then spun on the plate, and the exposure is made.  After development, the Cr is removed from the unprotected areas with an acid etch, and an image of the pattern is left in the Cr.  The exposure can be made with either an optical or an electron beam lithography tool.  The lithography requirements at CNF usually allow you to make a mask faster, cheaper, and more easily with optical tools than with an electron beam lithography tool.  There are some specific exceptions to this that are covered in the electron beam lithography mask making section.
Heidelberg Instruments DWL 66: The DWL 66 is a high-resolution direct-write optical imaging system where over half a million dpi is achieved using a 40-nanometer address grid for exposing chrome plates or wafers.  The DWL 66 will accommodate substrates up to 8 x 8 inches.  Design data is produced in CAD and is converted into a proprietary data format.  There are two write lenses, with a 2 µm or 0.5 µm spot size.  For the 2 µm spot size a mask can be exposed at a rate of 1 square inch every 20 minutes regardless of the amount of exposed area.  Using the .5 um spot size the write time is on the order of 1 square inch every 1.5 hrs.
The CNF currently operates two optical mask making tools: a GCA/Mann 3600F Pattern Generator (PG) and a Heidelberg Instruments DWL 66.  General information on these two tools is provided below.  Information on selecting which of these tools is better suited for your mask making needs is covered in a pdf file entitled Chosing an Optical Pattern Generator.  In addition to these two tools, two of the CNF steppers can be used in conjunction with the PG and DWL 66 to further reduce the amount of time to takes to produce masks for certain applications.
GCA/Mann 6300F in Photorepeater Mode: Both GCA 6300 steppers have a mode in which resist-coated chrome masks can be exposed using a 5:1 or 10:1 "master."  This is useful for masks on which an individual pattern is repeated many times across a mask.  Good examples are arrays of dots, and large field gratings, which are time-consuming to make full size on the PG or DWL 66.  Making a subset of the array on one mask using the PG or DWL 66, and then repeating it in this mode on another mask using the stepper can be much less expensive.  See the appropriate staff member for details if you think your pattern fits in this category.
GCA/Mann 3600F Pattern Generator (PG): The PG exposes variably sized rotated rectangles onto the mask blank defined by a set of precision controlled moveable aperture blades.  Pattern data is fractured into a format such that the entire pattern can be described by these rotated rectangles.  Consequently, pattern write time is entirely dependent on the both the complexity and amount of exposed areas.
I "slush cast" or rotary cast the liquid resin, coating the interior of the mold in an even layer of resin.
Mitchell Creature Artist & "Conceptual Executioner," Bruce D.
Mitchell (PACIFIC RIM, IRON MAN 2, PREDATORS) has honed this craft of mask making to a form all its own.
Patterns for 30 masks to make your story time interactive and more exciting! An easy way to do Reader's Theater with only 1 prop! FREE.
Take inspiration from Yaqui, Gelede, and Eharo masks on display to create your own inventive mask.
For this event, campus lot 5, accessible from Sunset Blvd.
Whether they are silly, sacred, celebratory, or something else entirely, masks come in all shapes and sizes and are used in many cultures.
Due to the water main breakage at Sunset Blvd.
Jacque Lecoq, the foremost living authority on the Neutral Mask say that you discover the "yes" of neutral by a series of "noes." He also explains neutral by using the image of the seesaw.
You discover more of what is distinctly "you." On each wearer, in fact, the Neutral Mask adapts itself to the wearer.
I’ve also done masks where I used tissue paper, and the mask coloring forms naturally with the application of the colored tissue paper.
This is the second foam-based mask that I’ve made, and it took me about an hour and used less than $5 worth of materials! I enlarged the Squidoo logo and traced a paper pattern to get my shapes.
Really enjoyed this lens and especially the squid mask photos! Blessed on the Squidangel Halloween Quest! Your lens is featured on the Halloween section of "Wing-ing it on Squidoo," our tribute to some of the best lenses we’ve found since donning our wings.
If you wish you had a paper mask blank that you could color on or decorate with other materials, here’s a great one.
Once I had the cast sculpture of my face, making a mask form became a case of putting plasticine on the casting and then sculpting it into the face I wanted the mask to have.
Wanting to make masks that fit better and where I could design all the facial features, I turned to papier-mache to make my mask bases.
You can put paper mâché on a blank mask form or you can build a mask form from clay.
This is handmade paper applied to a blank mask form.
I must admit I that I have no interest in mask making, but still found your lens quite interesting.
I glued a handmade paper over the surface of the mask.
I haven’t made a mask in a while! Now you’re making me want to.
Your big giant squid head is super cool! Making a mask is something I haven’t tried yet, but the info here would definitely help.
Then I used markers to add the details and taped the mask onto my own eyeglasses! If you don’t wear glasses like I do, it would be easy to glue this sort of mask onto a pair of cheap sunglasses with the lenses snapped out.
I made a second mask using a pre-made mask form, this one was just a half mask.
Wow! now we can make mask on our own, thats great.Thanks for sharing the ideas and tips for making mask.
I’d like to make a paper mache mask but I don’t have a form.
@ragtimelil: You’re going to need some sort of form unless you want the mask to be completely flat.
You need to order more feathers than you think you need (you trim a lot of them down), and I glued them on from the center of the mask, overlapping outwards to the edges.
This went on even easier than the mask surface, as the paper held the glue better.
The plastic stuck pretty well to the fabric-like surface of the mask, but I glued it in a few places for good measure.
The finished mask fit so tightly to my own face, I couldn’t move it hardly or talk while wearing it, so don’t be afraid to exaggerate those facial features a bit more.
This mask was made using a store-bought mask blank.
Nice mask lens, it looks like a fun hobby.
Small pieces of gold webbing were glued over the eyes on the inside of the mask.
For the mask face surface, I used Friendly Plastic.
You really need the torn, rough edge to make successful mache, a cut edge won’t dry flat and your mask will have little ends curling up all over it.
Rhinestones, colored trims, feathers and glitter can be added to customize a mask in minutes to match any outfit or costume occasion.
I will mention one mask I made this way where I didn’t hardly build up the features much from my own.
Just click on the image shown here to go to the tutorial and pattern for making a papercraft mask.
Mask making is also a good project for toddlers.
Hi! I want to make a particular mask for my friend (half-face)…it requires painting and lots of detail in facial features.
Simple sheet foam is a fun way to make a mask that you can wear over glasses.
On Sunday, August 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Fowler is hosting “Mask Making” as part of its Kids in the Courtyard series to spark children’s creativity.
Parking structure 4, the usual site for Fowler parking, is currently closed, due to flood damages that occurred on July 29 as a result of a water main break.
In the Fowler’s Davis Courtyard, participants will be provided with mask-making materials along with inspiration in the form of masks by artistic greats such as Yaqui, Gelede and Eharo.
Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Studios: Mask making workshops and handcrafted masks, designed and constructed by Jeff Semmerling and Sonja Shaefer, for masquerade, Mardi Gras, magicians, dance, theater, commedia, clowning, stylists, musicians, collectors, interior decorators and anyone who enjoys quality masks.
Inside Out Art Studio is the home of Semmerling & Schaefer Masks, where Jeff Semmerling offers art classes, including classes and workshops in mask making for all ages.
The article showcases Jeff Semmerling*, Semmerling Schaefer Mask Studio, and Inside Out Studio.
By Sarah Terez-Rosenblum, a Chicago Sun-Times, Our Town blog entry on Jeff Semmerling’s mask making.
Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Artists Studios Bringing you the finest in comfortable, handcrafted art masks since 1986.
Get Smooth-On’s Greatest Catalog Ever! Click Here Create Your Own Silicone Halloween Mask Making a Quick And Easy Brush On Silicone Halloween Mask That Looks Like It Took Days To Create Professional mask makers will spend days crafting an elaborate and highly detailed silicone mask and then sell it for hundreds or even thousands of dollars to film makers, collectors, etc.
A thin skin of silicone is brushed in layers onto a head form, resulting in a very stretchy, creepy silicone mask which is skin safe and goes on and off easily.
Here's an easy way to make a mask using skin-safe Dragon Skin Fast that takes only a few hours to create but can be almost as scary cool as masks created in days.
NOTE: The Art of Mask Making course will be required for enrollment in the Advanced Mask Making course where students will learn advanced techniques for making a full head mask.  The Art of Mask Making is also required for enrollment in the Advanced Make-Up FX course where students will sculpt and apply their own prosthetics.
Below are some of the unpainted cast latex masks created by the Art of Mask Making students, that they designed, sculpted, molded, and cast for the class utilizing the techniques learned in the class.  Click images to enlarge.
For example, a 25 nm wafer pattern should correspond to a 100 nm mask pattern, but the wafer tolerance could be 1.25 nm (5% spec), which translates into 5 nm on the photomask.
The SPIE Annual Conference, Photomask Technology reports the SEMATECH Mask Industry Assessment which includes current industry analysis and the results of their annual photomask manufacturers survey.
This could pose challenges since the absorber film will need to become thinner, and hence less opaque.[3] A recent study by IMEC has found that thinner absorbers degrade image contrast and therefore contribute to line-edge roughness, using state-of-the-art photolithography tools.[4] One possibility is to eliminate absorbers altogether and use "chromeless" masks, relying solely on phase-shifting for imaging.
In the case of a photomask, there is a one-to-one correspondence between the mask pattern and the wafer pattern.
at IBM patented a process to use the "pellicle" as a dust cover to protect a photomask or reticle(hence will all be called "photomask" in the rest of this chapter) In the context of this entry, "pellicle" means "thin film dust cover to protect a photomask".
However, as features continue to shrink, two trends come into play: the first is that the mask error factor begins to exceed one, i.e., the dimension error on the wafer may be more than 1/4 the dimension error on the mask,[6] and the second is that the mask feature is becoming smaller, and the dimension tolerance is approaching a few nanometers.
A schematic illustration of a photomask (top) and an integrated circuit created using that mask (bottom).
The two most common methods are to use an attenuated phase-shifting background film on the mask to increase the contrast of small intensity peaks, or to etch the exposed quartz so that the edge between the etched and unetched areas can be used to image nearly zero intensity.
A photomask is protected from particles by a pellicle – a thin transparent film stretched over a frame that is glued over one side of the photomask.
Using thumbs, pull mask off starting with the chin area.
After my mask was dry I decided to add extra strips over the eyes and nose.
Motivation: Show slides or pictures of masks from different cultures and time periods.
repeat step 2 (horizontal and vertical layers) once more.
Here you can see that I have removed the wall and made small rectangles out of clay and lay them on the seam of the top half of the mold.
Latex likes to stink so if the mask was being made to wear I would insure that there was at least an inch of clay over the armature to account for shrinkage later on.
  After the last plaster layer is set I flip the mold over to start on the other side.
The wall is made from strips of water based clay.
I start out with a Full Head Armature and apply clay to get a rough form of the mask that I want to make.
  Once that i feel the sculpture is complete I brush it lightly with one last coat of alcohol.
The GMOS Mask Making is supplied as a gzipped tar file, and is available in compiled form for the following operating systems.
The current version of the GMOS Mask Making software (GMMPS) is v0.4.1, released in 2014-08-27 for Linux and Mac OS X.
While updating GMMPS to support the new detector system we have identified several problems in the source code concerning the overplotting of the detector gaps and the illuminated field of view.
Note, to use the compatibility chart… you can give the "GMMPS Platform To Use" name to the "setplatform" or "install" scripts, e.g. for Debian 2.6.8 "install Fedora3".
The Gemini Mask Making Software is built on the ESO/VIMOS Mask Preparation Software, after agreement with European Southern Observatory.
SNF no longer supports some of the aligner tools mentioned, but this is an excellent overview of the process considerations needed to design a mask.
How to layout, design, and order a photomask from a commercial service, by Bill Martin.

Mask Making Books If you want to learn more about making masks, or just want to find some fun and easy mask projects, browse through this collection of books.
Mask Making Books If you want to learn more about making masks, or just want to find some fun and easy mask projects, browse through this collection of books.
Plastic Jug Handle Eye Mask Craft Use your creativity and these directions to create fun masks using the handle section of an empty milk or water jug.
Plastic Jug Mask Craft Use your creativity and these directions to create fun masks using empty milk or water jugs.
Paper Plate Mask Craft Find out how to create a fun mask using a paper plate and a few other supplies.
Handprint Mask Craft Find out how to create a unique mask using your own hand prints and a few other supplies.
Make a Mardi Gras Mask – French Project Laura Lawless, the About.com Guide to French Language, shares some ideas to help you make a Mardi Gras mask.
Make a Mardi Gras Mask – French Project Laura Lawless, the About.com Guide to French Language, shares some ideas to help you make a Mardi Gras mask.

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