Assorted Decorating Tools Assorted Paintbrushes Cardboard or Parchment Paper Paper Towels Water Wooden Skewer
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1. Cut and roll out a slab of clay approximately 1/2" thick onto a sheet of cardboard or parchment paper.
2. Use an angled modeling tool - such as a wooden skewer - to cut out a mask shape. Once cut, remove and place excess clay aside.
TIP: Use your finger to smooth out edges with water.
3. Roll out excess clay flat - approximately 1/4" - 1/2" thick. Use excess clay to cut out a nose, mouth, eyes, and other facial accents to create your tribal mask design.,
4. To attach the mask components to the mask base shape, score cross-hatch grooves onto each joining surface. For example, score the underside of an eye shape and the mask area on which the eye will be positioned. Once scored, apply a layer of watered down clay to each scored surface and attach the the pieces together. As each piece is attached to the mask, use your finger to blend the shapes together with water.
6. Along the outer edge of the mask shape, add texture by creating rounded impressions with your finger.
7. Once clay is dry, use an assortment of Cover Coat paints to paint the project.
8. To create this project, paint the eyes with 3 coats each of Neon Blue (outer ring) and Neon Green (center). Paint the eyebrows with 3 coats of Neon Orange. Paint the nose with 3 coats of Dark Blue. Paint the mouth area with 3 coats of Neon Yellow. Paint the accent triangles on each cheek area with 3 coats of Deep Purple, then add thin zig-zag lines with Neon Red. Complete project by painting the remaining area of the mask with 3 coats of Cobalt Crystal Black.
9. Allow project to dry completely for 5-7 days, or until clay is no longer cool to the touch.
10. Fire the completed project to cone 04.
11. Once fired, dip project in Pure Brilliance and fire to cone 06.