Tutorial to make easy latex masks at home
In this tutorial we’ll be making latex masks that can be used for props, busts or even to wear. The materials are cheap and easy to find and using the techniques below, you’ll have full creative control!
Here’s the video and the tutorial is below:
Using the sponge brush, blot some liquid latex onto the head form on the area where you want the mask to be. Blot about the size of a square of toilet paper.
Gently lay a square (no straight edges) on top of the area with the liquid latex and smooth using the sponge brush.
Continue this process making sure that the toilet paper squares overlap each other. When the whole mask area is covered, let the liquid latex dry thoroughly.
Repeat step 3 for at least 3 layers of liquid latex and toilet paper. Let dry completely.
Using the acrylic paints, decorate your mask. See the video for some ideas. I made a peeled face skin mask and some sort of witch/dead person.
When your paint job is complete and dried, apply one more layer of liquid latex (with no toilet paper). This layer will dry clear and will protect your paint job. Let dry.
Generously powder the mask so it doesn’t stick to itself.
Carefully peel mask off the form making sure to use plenty of baby powder as you peel it off.
Cut some holes for the eyes, nostrils, mouth and ears (for safety).
You are done! Woo hoo! Enjoy your mask. With this technique, you could easily make a half a dozen in a weekend!