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...


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 Jenkins said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Alison Shibata said...

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

Jainnie Jenkins 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!

Marlene Brady 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.

Jainnie Jenkins 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

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