Saturday, January 30, 2010
The new felt masks are a fabulous thing in that I can quickly make so many of them at a time, but it has also proved to be a bit of a crazy thing for me to try and perfect the whole process with so little time to spare!
With each set-back I must remind myself that I have had years to perfect the process for the other masks I make, (neoprene, vacuformed, paper mache), so to design from scratch, and then master a completely new maskmaking technique in a few short months is really quite an exciting accomplishment.
I really think that these new masks will be a big part of Goblin Art's future success. I have not seen anything like them out there--they are light and smooth like paper mache masks, and strong and flexible like leather masks. They can be worn over or under glasses, and are resistant to moisture. I will still continue to make my high-end neoprene and vacuformed pieces of course, but it will be wonderful to have this new type of mask that almost anyone who steps into my booth can afford. And while the style of the felt masks is fairly simple at present, I will soon expand the selection to include masks with much more sculpted forms.