A non traditional icon.
The mask is made of air dry clay molded from a face mold.
Once dry I enhance the facial features such as the nose and lips. I spray paint the face with white spray paint and once dry I added the red make up.
The surround area around the face is made of strips of white plaster. I mold the strips and when its dry i cut the desired shape. Spray paint.
Once all the paint is dry I started with embelishment of the head dress.
I glued lace and sparyed with white paint.
The pearl beads were glued one at a time and so did the mulberry paper flowers and the small pearl bead in the center.
Once all was dry I added the tulle with the gold beads to finish the look.
I make the masks as I go along. I have an idea and I start with that idea in mind but as the project comes along I make changes and go with the flow until I get the finished look.
No two masks are alike and I usually do not make another one of the same.