I have finally put the Mermaid Venetian wall mask up for sale. I hope she brings a smile to your face. She is, after all, a goddess of the ocean.
She’s a real beauty and I’ll never duplicate her, so this is a true one-off work.
The papier mache is all my own work – no pre-made blank from China for this one. The solid plaster face I used as the basis for this is one I made from my face about thirty years ago – so it’s the young me immortalised! I created the basic shape by molding clay over and around the plaster face, then I made a plaster mold and pressed the papier mache into it – masses of work painstakingly layering paper and glue. Then I sanded and sanded and sanded – I must be crazy – and finished with a layer of glue and plaster. After that ,she sat unfinished in my workshop for years while I concentrated on my writing. Eventually, I got around to painting and decorating her, and now, finally, I’ve added her to my website so you can buy her. She’s finally ready to grace someone else’s wall.
Check out the details and buy her here http://www.tahliasmasks.com/product/mermaid-ocean-goddess-venetian-wall-mask-with-shells-and-pearls/