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Pretty Easy
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Decoupage

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2009
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Totally recycled masquerade mask that will make you the bell of the ball for sure!

RECYCLED MASQUERADE MASK WITH FEATHERS
This project is from my new book PULP FICTION: PERFECT PAPER PROJECTS

I love masks. There is nothing more fun than showing up at a costume party and hanging out with people who don’t know it’s you. At least until I laugh, that’s always the dead give away. I love the simplicity and elegance of this mask and the fact that I could make it from things I had hanging around my craft house.

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Instructions

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out the mask pattern in cardboard and slightly bend in a curve. Try it on your face for size and comfort.

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using Elmer’s glue that’s been watered down a little bit, glue the pages to the front and back of the mask. Since the mask will be a tiny bit wet from the glue now is the time to decide exactly what shape you want it to have. It's easy to bend into shape at this time.

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the each feather you will take one book page and fold it in half.

    Spread a layer of Elmer’s glue on one half.
    Insert a 8” piece of wire in between the pages and seal it in between and let dry.

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 4
    Step 4

    When fully dry, cut out your feather shape and carefully cut the feather as shown

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 5
    Step 5

    When your mask is dry, cut out the eyes with your X-acto knife.

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hot glue your trim around the mask and the eyes.

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 7
    Step 7

    Position the feathers on the center of the mask and hot glue in place.

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 8
    Step 8

    Hot glue on the rhinestones in the center to cover the wire at the end of the feathers and a the sides of the eyes. Be creative, you could use tons of rhinestones here!

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 9
    Step 9

    Punch a hole in the side of your mask and thread 18" of ribbon through each side so that you can tie it on your beautiful head and you're done!

  • How to make a mask. Recycled Masquerade Mask - Step 10
    Step 10

    A picture of the actual mask on the cover of my new book. Enjoy!

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Comments

Ell-bell k.
Ell-bell k. · 2 projects

Great idea! I love recycled projects.

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lauren x
lauren x

WOW

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects

awesome!!! i love papercrafting, did you knew that you can do the same when you use instead of paper fabric? it's the same methode and it makes things more durable, i love that aspect.LOL
but this is a great project!!!!!;-D thank you for your sharing;-D

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Elizabeth
Elizabeth · La Celle-sous-Gouzon, Limousin, FR · 46 projects

I like it!! I love masks

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Elizabeth
Elizabeth · La Celle-sous-Gouzon, Limousin, FR · 46 projects

I like it!! I love masks

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