Monday, June 20, 2011

Sugar Skull masks - Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Sugar Skull mini masks
This spring, I participated once again in Sarajane Helm's polymer clay mask swap.  If you aren't familiar with a "swap," I'll explain.  Basically each swap participant decides how many groups they want to be in.  For this one, we could choose 1, 2, or 3 groups.  You then make 10 masks for each group you're signed up for, and these can be identical masks or a particular theme.  For mine, I decided to do Sugar Skull masks...made with a Sugar Skull candy mold.

Sugar Skull masks - group 1
 The mold I used had 3 different skulls on it which worked out great, since I ended up doing 3 groups (some people may not be able to finish for whatever reason, and I had been on a list in case they needed someone to fill in for a group or two).  I first saw the candy molds in Taos, NM, but was able to get these in Colorado Springs from La Fuente Imports.  They also have larger ones available!

Sugar Skull masks - group 2
If you've ever participated in a swap, you probably know all too well about procrastination and how you start off with a lot of enthusiasm but quickly run out of steam.  I think I would've added even more detail and embellishments if I wasn't under the stress of having to get these done and sent in.  When will I learn??

Sugar Skull masks - group 3

With the first group, I thought of adding some gold teeth...and that just stuck for the rest of them.  I kind of like that little bit of "bling" and think it adds interest and fun!  Here are some other pics of the masks...








9 comments:

Sans! said...

Hi Jainnie, thank you for your interest in my blog. I think your masks and the slippers (previous post) are just awesome!

Jainnie said...

Hi Sans! Thanks for your kind comments! Have a great day!!

miniaturist59 said...

Jainnie, I agree with Susan!! I want to do a post on your work!! Coming soon ;-)

Alison said...

Hi Jainnie! Glad that Kiva shared your masks and slippahs! Awesome detail...love it :)

Jainnie said...

Thanks, Kiva! You're so sweet!! And you're such an inspiration to me!

Alison, Hi to another local girl!! I love your minis as well and can't wait to take a better look at your blog!! Thanks for your comments!

Its All About Creating said...

I love these skull! Thank you for this great post!

Eliana said...

Kiva sent me here. ;)
I am a reader of Kiva and by a link on her blog I got to know yours!
I have enjoyed your work. Now I am a follower.
Hugs

Jainnie said...

Thank you, Marlene, for your sweet comments! I just checked out your blog and your are a superb sculptor! WOW! Thanks for the follow, and I'll be sure to take more time to see all of your beautiful work. :)

Eliana, how nice that you stopped by! I see that you are also a miniaturist like Kiva. I love the work you do! I am following you as well!! :-D

Anonymous said...

Hi. Those really came out great. Did you go to the actual store in colorado springs to buy the mold?

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