November 2nd, 2015
Last week I shared the Raven mask I made from paper using a template purchased from Wintercroft. I also made this rabbit mask for Boris to wear to an event we attended on Halloween.
The rabbit mask was a bit of a collaborative process between Boris and me. He cut the pieces and I took over from there. I drew the designs using silver gel pen before scoring the folds and putting it together. I loved doing the drawings on this one.
I didn’t get around to doing an elaborate photo shoot of us wearing the masks, but here we are for a quick photo with the shower curtain as the background. The masks brought out the crazy eyes in both of us.
October 29th, 2015
In preparation for Halloween night I decided to make myself a paper mask using a template purchased from Wintercroft. They are a couple based in the UK that design geometric paper masks of animals, devils, dragons, etc. and sell the templates online for people to make themselves. I bought the Woodland Animal set because I wanted to make something for Boris as well.
Of course I made the bird for myself. I used black card and decorated the pieces with metallic gel pen before putting it all together. It looks really cool.
I’ll share a photo of myself in the mask once I get some elastic to strap it to my head.
October 26th, 2015
Here’s an idea I’ve been thinking about for awhile, what if I made more flowerburst pieces in different colours and made it an even larger installation. Sounds like a good project to work on while I’m thinking about something new.
There are around one hundred blue pieces in the original installation, and I’ve shown it twice this way. I like the idea of it becoming larger with multiple colours. Last week I painted some paper with yellow and red acrylic ink and started cutting more pieces. I have close to twenty of them already.
I don’t have a deadline or anything for this. I wanted to get working on something again and this was the project that drew me the most. It’s my version of crocheting granny squares.