Amazing Paper Mache Clay Masks
Richard Curtis, student at the Northeast State Community College, created these amazing greek-style masks and props for the “Oedipus Rex by Sophocles” play at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater.
For the masks, students used a combination of joint compound, boiled linseed oil, tissue paper, flour and glue. The original recipe is available here:
– Cheap toilet paper (measure the wet paper pulp, and use 1.24 cups Äì some rolls contain more paper than needed)
– 1 cup Joint compound from the hardware store (get Äúregular,Äù not Äúfast setÄù or ÄúlightÄù.)
– 3/4 cup ElmerÄôs Glue-all
– 1/2 cup White Flour
– 2 tablespoons Linseed Oil
For the body mutilations and bloody wounds, students used liquid latex, coffee grounds and oatmeal.
A pretty cost effective way to make fabulous masks and props for Halloween!