I reproduced a solid version using a paper model.
You can download the zipped file from HERE.
The site has a step by step sequences of well illustrated pictures on how to make it.
I'm not the author of the paper model. Credit to the author (I dunno who is he/she).
Once you have printed, and glued it, this becomes the base for your final mask.
Step 1: Materials.
- Clear tape
- White glue (PVA)
- Kitchen or toilet paper
- White flour (optional ) mixed with salt (you can find on the net different recipes for the mixture).
Step 2: Water proof your paper model.
Step 3: The mold.
Now, mix the white glue with water to thin it. I found 50/50 is a good proportion.
Thorn the kitchen or toilet paper in short strips.
Wet the mask surface with the diluted glue and lay the paper on it and brush it. Cover all the surface, and repeat this step at least 3 or 4 times.
Let each of the layer dry well.
Step 4: Separe the mold from the base.
Remove the paper mold.
Punch the holes for the eyes at this stage before proceeding further.
I used a small metal aluminum tube I teethed at the tip. You'll have two clear cut holes without messing around.
Step 5: Hardening your mask.
I used raw white flour (1 cup) mixed with the previous 50/50 PVA glue (1 cup). It's important to add some kitchen salt as a fungicide to prevent mould developement.
Brush it over the mask 2-3 times.
Let it dry well , and you have done it.