We had an awesome turn out for last Saturday’s Mask Making class with Mar. About 25 people – members as well as some new faces – came out to learn how to create professional looking prosthetic face masks.
Since there wasn’t time for everyone to cast a mask, Mar demonstrated the process of creating a negative of a willing victim’s (me, as it turns out) nose using alginate and plaster. She then asked for a volunteer to reverse the process on the negative to create the positive mold. By the way, when Mar says alginate is cold and smells funny? She isn’t kidding.
Afterward, she showed us how to pour silicone between the negative and positive plaster molds to cast my new nose prosthetic before letting us loose on painting the zombie mask she’d cast earlier of Sockwell’s face.
At the end of the afternoon, messes had been made, alginate and silicone paint were everywhere, and great fun was had by all.
Hopefully, we can convince Mar to do this class again and allot more time so we can all make a mask to take home.