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Murgatroyd the Mask

Commedia Mask

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Birth of Murgatroyd the Mask | Rendering

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Physical birth of Murgatroyd the Mask | Clay over plaster casting

Four layers of 90 lbs papier-mâché soaked in wallpaper glue

Two layers of tissue paper soaked in wallpaper glue

Sanding

Three layers of vinyl spackling

Installation of two sets of brass grommets

A lot more sanding

Four coats of acrylic paint

One coat of polyurethane

Gluing and trimming of individual pieces of white cotton for mustache

Installation and sewing of elastic strap

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Destruction and rebirth of Murgatroyd the Mask
(left to right)
| Plaster cast
| Removal of clay negative
| Four layers of 90 lbs papier-mâché soaked in wallpaper glue plus two layers of tissue paper soaked in wallpaper glue

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Ready for painting
| Three layers of vinyl spackling
| A lot of sanding

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Completion of Murgatroyd the Mask