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Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY Carnival mask

Do your own mask, using old news paper and white glue.

We need:

  • old newspaper,
  • white glue
  • a balloon,
  • a needle, or any other sharpen object,
  • scissors,
  • bowl,
  • sand paper,
  • permanent marker,
  • Acrylic paint,
  • brushes.
How to:
  1. Fill the balloon;
  2. With the marker draw the mask on the balloon, just the outside lines;
  3. Mix  the glue and the water in the bowl (half glue half water);
  4. Tear the paper in small pieces;
  5. Impregnate the paper in the glue, one at a time,
  6. Apply the paper in the balloon, on top of the draw;
  7. When the draw is 100% covered with the paper, repeat the step 6 and 7, do it 8 times;
  8. Let it dry for 24h;
  9. Burst the balloon with the needle, verify if the glue is really dry, wait a few more hour if needed;

  10. Use the scissors and cut out the mask;

  11. Use the sand paper to give the mask a nice finishing;
  12. Paint it white;
  13. Let it dry;
  14. Repeat the process;
  15. Let your restless to paint it with acrylic paint;
  16. Let it dry;
  17. Punch tow holes, and apply a elastic;

Et voil√°!

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