My friends arranged masquarade some time ago and although costume wasn't required, everyone needed to have a mask. Naturally I wanted to make my own mask, but I due to lack of time I took a short cut and bought a ready-made base for the mask.
Although I'm usually a big fan of symmetry, this time I wanted to be a bit different. So I draw with a pencil the boarders for the golden area before painting rest of the mask in blue with Plus Color paint. Then I used Inka Gold wax (colour Antique Silver) for the golden part, but it wasn't golden enough so eventually I painted it with gold paint. I used some strong double-sided tape on the edge of the golden area and covered it with golden glitter. I thought that tape is easier than glue in this use and it really was easy. I did use glue as well to attach the blings and feathers.
Sinisellä osalla on lisäksi kaksi ääriviivatarraperhosta. Höyhenet on kierrätetty virpomavitsoista ja höyhenten "kantojen" päälle liimasin vielä ison strassin.
The blue part has also two golden peel-off sticker butterflies. The feathers are recycled from some Easter decoration. I used a big plastic bling to hide the stems of the feathers.
Silmikossa oli valmiina kiinni valkoinen kuminauha, joka näkyy tässäkin kuvassa. Olisin alunperin halunnut sinistä samettinauhaa kiinnitykseen, mutta en sitten jaksanut vaihtaa tuota kuminauhaa, kun vähän kiireessä tätä tein. Naamiaisissa hiukseni joka tapauksessa peittivät tuon kiinnityksen, joten kuminauhaa ei näkynyt - ja onhan tuo silmikko sen avulla helppo laittaa päähän.
The mask had a white elastic band ready for fastening. I was originally planning to have a blue velvet ribbon instead, but eventually I kept the elactic band as I was in a hurry. In the masquarade my hair came on top of the elastic band anyway so it wasn't visible. And I have to say that it was really easy to wear.