Paper Mosaic Aztec-Inspired Masks Next Up in the Classroom

Mid-week break in the Reader Appreciation Giveaways so people can catch up. My students and I embark today on the mosaic process of our Aztec-inspired masks. Everyone has their cardboard face created and gesso'ed black as well as their color map completed; now we begin the slow process of cutting and gluing small pieces of colored cardstock to stimulate turquoise, coral, gold, silver, obsidian, bone, and shell. Once the entire mask is covered, we'll apply a touch of faux gold leaf and finally, add a topcoat of gloss varnish. I can't wait to see all the finished projects!


Loulou in Texas said…
Great idea! I do arts and crafts with my grandchildren, and I know my grandsons would love to work on a project like this.
Aimeslee Winans said…
I love your mosaic mask, Michelle. The class sounds like much fun. xoxo, Aimeslee