So I embarked on the scary journey of creating a mask! I didn't want to just decorate the flimsy piece of plastic I'd been provided. No, my inner regency romance lovin' side took over. Next thing I knew I was watching YouTube videos and asking Twitter for help. After a late afternoon stop at the Hobby Lobby, much to the disappointment of my son (he thought we were going to a toy store), my creative project launched.
For your viewing pleasure I'll share my steps and the not-so-pretty photos that go with it!
Step 1: The mask. $1.00 and you have something flimsy and flaking at the edges.
Step 2: Aluminum foil! I layered two sheets of aluminum foil on top of one another. A little tape, some cutting with scissors, and more folding and you get your design.
|Daughter: "Mommy that looks scary!"|
Step 3: Plaster Caster! That's not really the name of the stuff, but basically its a roll of the same stuff used to make a cast in the old days. One roll is perfect purchase size (I still have a ton leftover). You cut the stuff into small strips, mine were about 1/2- 1/4 inch wide. Grab a small bowl of water and dip the strips, one by one, into the water and layer them over each other. Overall, it took me 1 hour to wrap the entire thing to my liking, and 2 hours to dry (speed increased with the help of a hair dryer).
Step 4: Spruce that bad boy up with some color! I used acrylics for this project, and then let the mask dry overnight.
|Hubby: "It looks like a misshapen Batman Batarang!"|
Now commenter's my questions: What was my theme for the mask? Do you love masked parties?
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