Monday, January 4, 2010

Death Masks

We've had death masks made but not Mackenzie. So before she takes off for France, to study for a semester, we wanted to immortalize her in marble - but we could only afford to do it in plaster. So here's the process.


This is the mold that was made by pouring the mixture onto Mackenzie's face. It looks 3-D but this is just the form that was made first, then the plaster had to be poured into the mold:






Doesn't she look like a little flower?








In the end, it needs a little touching up to fill in the gaps where air bubbles left holes. But I think it turned out pretty lifelike. What do you think?

5 comments:

Kristi said...

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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is pretty cool--but I think I'd freak out having that done to me!

Nora MacFarlane said...

That's wild -with pretty cool results, but there's no way I could do that!

Lilfix said...

How long did that have to stay on her face? I would be freaking out...but it looks great...

Lily Robinson said...

Awesome! I want to do this with my grandkids!