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Topic: Mardi Gras Mask...recycled plastic!  (Read 1114 times)
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« on: February 26, 2012 04:36:34 PM »

My husband and I were going to a mardi gras party and although I had plans for making a mask earlier in the week, I ran out of time.  The day of the party there was a carnival so we were at the carnival all day with the kids...when we got home, I had 3 hours until the arty and a hard decision to make:  nap or make a mask.
So i made a mask.
I got the idea from goblin art mask site:  http://www.goblinart.com/2011/01/make-mask-from-plastic-bottles-happy.html

And made it from things I already had.
Ta-da!!!!!



and the supplies:





I cut the plastic, used the heat gun to form it, used the hot glue gun to go around the edges and create the swirls.  I used the mod podge and tissue paper to paper mache it and create a paintable surface.  Then I painted some blue and purple and used some irridesent (sp?) powder to make the paint a bit more interesting.  I finished with the copper paint and hot glued a wooden spoon to the back (trimmed off the spoon part).
I love how it turned out and even I am amazed that it only took 2 hours.

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and a picture of me with the mask...I look a little insane on the other side of the mask!  lol

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012 10:00:24 PM »

wow, I hot glued a spatula wood handle to my mask and I thought I was brilliant.

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