I read a lot of comics and the best comic i liked was the joker (art inspired by Lee Bermejo) so my mom told me about the contest
on intructables and i decided to make a paper mache joker mask. This is my first instructable so i hope you like it.
Here are some things you will need:
- two cups of flour
- two cups of water
- newspaper cut into strips
- paint and paintbrush (the type of colors you need is red,white,and black)
- a knife or scissors to cut out the eyes and mouth
- paper towel
- mask (i used guy fawkes mask from v for vendetta for the model)
- a pencil
- black makeup (eye shadow)
- and string or elastic
Step 1: Making the glue
First take the two cups of flour and pour it in a bowl. Then take the two cups of water and pour it in with the flour. Stir it with a spoon and it will look like a slightly creamy mixture.
i used this video for help: http://youtu.be/KaLmdRBvGG4
Step 2: Making the mask
Take the strips of newspaper and dip it in the glue and then take your middle finger and pointer finger and slide your hand through the newspaper then lay the newspaper on the mask. Cover the whole mask. Wait 24 hours and then put another layer on. ( I suggest using 4 layers).
at the end of the video in the first step it shows you how to do this.
Step 3: Making the cuts around the mouth
You will only need a little pieces of newspaper and a little bit of glue. First dip the newspaper in the glue then lay the paper on the side of his mouth and crumble the paper a little bit. After you did that then let it dry for 24 hours.