Hi, I am attempting to make a paper mache Majora's Mask (as in the mask itself lol) but am really unsure exactly how to proceed. I'll tell you what I was thinking and tell me where I'm wrong, because I'm certain there's plenty of room for improvement.
My idea that I am working on now is to make a foam board base in the heart shape of the mask, put strips of cardboard around the edges to act create miniature wall from which to arc strips of card stock across the mask until it resembles the general shape I want. (A general idea of what I mean can be found here:http://jordandlang.com/majoras-mask-version-2/
although he did not use a foam board base like I did, I had no idea how to create a quality frame without it)
Once the strips of card stock are in place, however, is where my plan seems to fall apart. In the link he used bondo to create a solid mold, I have never worked with bondo and don't know how, I also have no real work area for something like that. What could I do so that once I place the paper mache on the frame it could peel off cleanly once dried? I can't place paper mache on dry paper and have it peel cleanly. My only thought at this point would be to cover the frame in strips of duct tape or something similar to give it a none porous surface.
Any ideas? Or am I going about this totally the wrong way? I am new to all this and have never really worked with clay or bondo or solid mediums like that so at this point I find them rather intimidating. The only other thing I have completed was a Jack of Blades mask, but for that I was able to use an existing plastic mask.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!