Mask help: Plaster Cloth, Gesso, Paints and Finishes?
I'm making an Amon mask from Legend Of Korra. I've already used plaster cloth to get the shape of my head.
How many layers of plaster cloth should I use?
What material should I use after the plaster cloth layers (I heard I should use a combo of water and flour (do you know what ratio of water to flour the mixture should be?) to get a smooth surface? I have 150, 220 and 320 grit sandpaper to use.
After the gesso/flour:water mixture layers and sanding, is the next step to paint? Are Acrylic paints good to use?
After painting, what finish should I use if I don't want the surface to look glossy? Instead I want the mask finish to look kind of dull (like a mask would look like back in the 1920's, as if it didn't have a finish).