Thursday, June 5, 2014

African Mask Design (4th-6th Grade)


  1. Is there a way I can get more information on your scratch art african masks? I really really like them and just can't figure it out!

  2. Let me try to remember....
    1. Lots of reference on African mask design.
    2. Fold a sheet (I use tagboard) of heavy paper in half and draw/design half of the face. Use a sharpie when done and go over your final drawing. I think we went to the windows and traced the other half and then sharpied those lines.
    3. Thicken the black lines with your sharpie. Nice thick dividing lines a must.
    4. Use heavy coverage of bright colored oil pastels in each section, and then cover with black oil pastel.
    I think we did one section at a time to be able to see where we were with each section. Covering the
    whole thing in black gets confusing.
    5. Using a wooden scratch stick - scratch design in each section.
    6. Add raffia at the top.
    Does that help?