YAY! A ZACHARIE’S MASK TUTORIAL!!! :DD

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So yesterday I posted some gifs of me really happy with my new Zacharie mask and some people asked how I made it. And since I’m a veeery good person: Here’s a tutorial on how to make it!! :D

 

 

So, actually my Zacharie mask was a gift from a friend (@zombierod), and I asked him to make a tutorial and it was very kind of him to send me one :33

"I didn’t document the whole process but I hope this helps the curious people to understand a little bit on how I managed to get this result.

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First I made a paper guide to make five cardboard layers for the mask.

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You can see the cardboard thickness in this picture:

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Then I glued 5 layers with some modifications on the mouth, ears and eye sizes. I didn’t cut the mouth on the last layer for obvious reasons.

There is also a hole for the nose on the other side of the mask so it fits better on italian descendents.

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I used oil clay to smoothen the details.

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I dont have pictures of the next step but I used a thing we brazilians call “plastic dought” or something like that, you can find in building material stores.

preffer using cardboard to put the dough on the mask because its easyer to handle than a spatulla and you can trow it away after using.

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I applied the “cola plastica universal” or plastic dough (since I lack a better translation for that) three times, the first to get the forms, the second to fix the details and the third to do the finishing.

Between each time I used sand paper to make it as smooth as possible before aplying the nex layer.

After using the sandpaper for the last time and painting it got this look:

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I used pearl white and black acrilic paints.

Now to make the teeth I got two layers of the thick cardboard and one of a smothier paper that I found around my house.

I call it “magic paper”.

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Each tooth is a diferent piece. 

After painting, I glued them together in a black piece of cardboard to guarantee the alignment and thickness. Then I glued the cardboard with the teeth on the mouth.

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To make the finishing, I got a piece of cloth that let the light go through it and glued it directly to the back of the mask. (2 parts water 1 part glue with a brush).

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Also I had a little problem with the alignment of the mask with my face so I put some kitchen sponges with the black cloth around to get a more confortable fit.

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Almost there!

For the next step I got a elastic band and a small drill. So I made two holes on each side and passed the rubber band through it.

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I painted over the elastic bands with no regrets.

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I made it with two bands so that its easyer to adjust it on the head. It usually messes up the hair a little bit but I don’t think Zacharie would mind that… 

There are some cracks on the surface because some casualities on the “cardboard layers step” but on normal conditions that wouldn’t happen.

I hope this helped a little bit to the curious people to understand the process of making something with this look. I apologise strongly for that english is not my first language so there must be some very odd phrasal constructions on this post. 

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Miaou~~
Thats how I went to my office this tuesday.”

Hope you liked, feel free to ask any questions!! 

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