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Unread 04-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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How to Make Mask Appear Wood?

Hi, there. So, um, odd question from an idiot. I intend to make a mask for a costume (Hades from Cage of Eden) and that's fine and all, but how would I make it look like it's made from wood? I would rather not sit around and actually carve something (and I highly doubt I could), but it's wood.
I know there's a lot of ways to make masks, and I'll go with whatever makes it look like wood easiest, but I have no idea how to do that.
So, uh, yeah. I know how to make the mask, not make it look like wood.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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If you're looking to have an actual woodgrain pattern in it, craft stores often have rubber stamp patterns that mimic that. Depending on what material you're using for the mask, you can sort of lightly press the stamp against the surface to get the right texture.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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You could try putting on a coat of paint and then using a comb to drag over it and make the wood grain. :P I would test this on a scrap piece first, but its an idea.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Here's one of the first results that came up when I googled "how to paint wood texture." I hope it helps!

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Unread 05-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
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You can get wood patterned contact paper? It's kind of like a giant sticker that people use to line the inside of drawers with.
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I've done something very similar to what Zil linked to and it worked great, and Miyabi's suggestion is also a good one. I wanted to toss one more out there though! If you go by the scrapbooking aisle of a craft store, you can find sheets of paper with all sorts of different patterns. I am positive you can find one with a wood pattern on it. I found sheets with marble patterns, and green marble patterns at that, and even more than one type of green marble pattern, so I can't imagine them not having at least one type of wood pattern, haha. It's not sticky back, but if you can't find anything else, you can use the scrapbooking paper and glue it on.
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You could try putting on a coat of paint and then using a comb to drag over it and make the wood grain. :P I would test this on a scrap piece first, but its an idea.
If you went with this option I'd suggest dry brushing with black or dark brown paint to bring out the texture.
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