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Monday, February 8, 2010

This time I'll try this........

So in an effort to try to get something creative done, I thought one of the easy mask face dolls would not take too long, and I would have a new little doll.  I decided to experiment with a method using buckram - a stiff pre-glued mesh used in milinery.  Now, the buckram I have comes in 6" strips - not quite big enough to cover the doll head I chose.  Because this is the base of the mask, it would be necessary to make 2 layers crossed so that the main part of the face was covered.  It should work.  We'll see.......................
2nd layer of buckram - dryingNow the buckram has dried, a first layer of cotton knit fabric needs to be applied.  Using the doll head to keep the shape, an application of PVA glue to the buckram mask, and then gently pressing the fabric into place..................
And another layer..............
Now making a smooth edge, pressing out the folds
 to the edge of the mask.  Making a ball for the back of the head from a cut off sock and glued into the back of the head, then stretching the cotton knit over.  I then had to wait 24 hours for the glue to dry!!   The mask was softened until all the glue dried, then it went hard again.   Very interesting..................

3 comments:

Jules said...

Really interesting to see this process Sandy (and makes me realise how impatient I am!) I'd be trying to get on before the glue was dry... Look forward to see how she progresses. Jules x

littlebitwired said...

Really intersting to follow this process. I haven't tried anything like that before. What stops the fabric mask from sticking to the face mold?

Sandy Pine said...

To prevent the mask sticking, I use some vaseline (petroleum jelly).
You can use liquid soap too. When the mask is dry it will come off quite easily. :-)

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