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San Mask Tutorial by meanlilkitty San Mask Tutorial by meanlilkitty
The wait is finally over! For months I said I was going to do this tutorial, and now you finally have it! This is how I made San's mask from Princess Mononoke. Hope you all enjoy it and let me know if you have any questions!

Also available on etsy for purchase! www.etsy.com/listing/97293590/…

Edit: I actually only do eight layers of paper mache now a days, it makes it so it's lighter but still strong. I also cut the eyes out before I put the paper clay on, just make sure the mache is dry and it's a lot easier than fussing with power drills and whatnot. Also, always cover your foam with plastic, either plastic sheeting or just a old grocery bag. If you don't it is a absolute pain to get the paper mache off the foam and you may destroy the foam just to get it off.
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Rivali Featured By Owner 5 days ago
hi,could you tell me what is the paper clay , thanks
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Paper clay is a paper mulch that works like a clay. You can find it at Michaels or online, it  comes in a black wrapper with white writing and usually a picture of a chess knight. I like it because you don't need to wet it to make it useable, it doesn't crack much, it sands easily and takes paint well
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Goddess-Of-Sugar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Hello there. I have a few questions. This mask is so gorgeous and I'm about to start to work on my San. I know a lot of this might have been asked before so I'll try not to repeat too much. My first question is what size is your mask? Is it the 8" or the 10"? Second, did you put anything inside the mask to hold it into place when you had it on? I did a Naraku mask for my friend once and I hot melt glued a baseball cap into the inside. Third, what are the dimensions of the napkin rings you used? I really like that size and would like to find ones like them.

Sorry for all the questions.
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
www.ebay.com/itm/Napkin-Rings-…
The original mask was made with a 8in half circle that you can get from the flower section of Joannes or Michaels, just leave the plastic on it when you do the paper mache, otherwise the shell will be hard to get off. I've also wrapped my foam with a plastic bag. It makes the first couple of layers of mache hard to apply, but it makes the removal of the shell really easy, once it's dry you just pull the bag up around the foam, and it all comes off quite quick. I've never needed a head strap for the mask, once I attach it to the hood it fits quite comfortably. Let me know if you have any more questions!
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Goddess-Of-Sugar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
This is super helpful thank you ^^ I figured it might not need anything due to the hood but I have seen some that do. Now I'm going to have to figure out how to attatch everything to the pelt. I have some ideas. But thank you again ^^
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jellyscribbles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello :) 
i was actually just wondering how the ears were done? its one of the hardest things for me to figure out really. 
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello! The original set of ears was made from flower-grade Styrofoam that I sanded down to shape and then covered them with Paper Clay. Once it dried I sanded it down to remove any lumps and painted them with acrylic. They are lightweight but very durable because of the paper clay. Nowadays I make them out of pink insulation foam, carve them down with a dremmel, gesso them, sand, and paint with acrylic. When they're done, I simply cut slits into the hood, shove them up from the inside, and glue them into place
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jellyscribbles Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alrighty, thank you so much ^__^
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labrynthpuppet Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
can you see clearly through the mask?
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yup, even more so nowadays since I cast the mask out of plastic
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