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Monday, February 13, 2012

What I did on a Snowy Day

I`m making Mardi Gras masks. I know it looks a little scary now - but with a little paint, some feathers here and there - trust me, it'll  be a masterpiece. I got the mask pattern from this site:
They have other patterns, too - so check them out!
If you've never heard of PaperClay before, it's in the aisle with all the Fimo at Michael's. It's a smooth block of - paper clay! I used about 1/5 of the block for each mask.
Choose a mask and cut out. (NOTE: the masks at the website I gave you need to be enlarged by 2 cm all around to make them fit an adult.)
Roll out very thinly (1/16 inch)  between two sheets of plastic wrap. Remove top sheet of plastic, lay template and cut around, making the holes for the eyes.
Carefully remove and place on a paper towel.
When drying but still pliable, form mask to your face and then place on a rounded surface (I used a big coffee can on its side).
This is important: Leave it alone without monkeying with it for 24 hours!
Wrap a damp paper towel around the exposed PaperClay. Save all scraps in that paper towel. Follow instructions n the package for storage.
I`m making more - so be on the lookout for more detailed instructions and hopefully some decent pics. Go buy some PaperClay - have some fun!

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