Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Frightfully Delightful

Good Morning! It's starting to get that nip in the air isn't it! Fall is here and with the leaves turning, I am thinking of Halloween costume ideas! I wanted to share my delightful handmade mask idea, for a costume or home decor idea.
I purchased this simple white half mask at the craft store. To cover the mask, I punched 1 inch circles, then glued them on individually. Starting around the eyes, I used the purple paper and layered them overlapping each other around the eye holes. Once it was dry, I used an exacto knife to cut off any pieces over the edge. ( You can substitute Concord Double Dot cardstock or Boo Crew Masquerade here.)

I used this Spooktastic Stripe paper for my second layer, trying to keep the stripes straight on the mask.

My last layer- without photo- sorry- was a green layer, and this could be Wasabi Double Dot Cardstock or Boo Crew Stripe. To make my flowers- I cut thin strips of paper, about 1/2 inch wide, and 12 inches long. ( My photo shows the three steps for this stage) I then folded the strip in half - width wise- so it was about 1/4 inch wide. You can cut this step out if using double sided paper or cardstock. Then I twisted the strip in a long curl.
To finish the flower. I punched a 1 inch circle, then coiled this curl around, starting with a tight loop, I glued the strip onto the circle as a base- that would hold the flower in place. I made several flowers of each color, and after gluing them and several peacock flowers to the mask, along with a couple paper curls, I added glitter to the flowers.


To finish the mask, I used black glitter glue around all the edges, adding in gems, to the eyes and swirls of gems to the side of the mask.


The mask is absolutely wearable- as I had my daughter Annalise model for me. It would also make a wonderful decor item for your wall or even, perhaps, as a Jack O'Lantern decoration!


I hope this mask will inspire you to try creating some wonderfully spooky with Bobunny this Halloween!

Supplies-Bobunny Spooktastic- Stripe
Recommended papers- Double Dot Concord, Double Dot Wasabi, Double Dot Citrus Dot, Boo Crew Stripe, Boo Crew Here's Looking at You, Boo Crew Masquerade.
Kristen

23 comments:

  1. UNREAL Kristen!!! And I love your model too! This is one unique craft!! TFS

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  2. This is so cute! thanks for sharing.

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  3. Absolutely fantastic-into the craft room I go!

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  4. So I copied and pasted into word and I meant to save it as BoBunny Mask.
    But I just noticed I Made a typo-BooBunny Mask! I think it's rather appropriate.

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  6. Wowza! Incredible work! Such a beautiful mask!

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  7. Kristen!!! This is just adorable...you are just so darn creative!! I love it!

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  8. that is the cutest danged thing EVER!!!!! how adorable is annalise in it!

    wow- blew me away!

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  9. OMG!! I LOVE that!! TFS, it is gorgeous.

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  10. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Waaaayyyy CUTE! Super creative, Kristen....love it!

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  13. This is so AWESOME... beautifully done!

    Sorry about my deleted post, I hit enter before I was done - Duh! :)

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  14. That mask is delicious! Beautiful! I totally love it - and it looks sweet on your girl!

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  15. Oh, that mask is SO cute, Kristen! I paid a lot of bucks for a similar mask in New Orleans two years ago!!!!! Thanks for the great idea.

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  16. WOW! Kristen how cute is that!!!

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  17. That mask is WONDERFUL - love it, and the colors are so Mardi Gras as well!

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  18. Kristen this is amazing I love what you have created just so gorgeous.

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  19. great idea !!! génial ! j'adore l'idée !!

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  20. Wow - this is seriously a SUPERB idea! Turned out so awesome! Definitely inspired to try one myself!!!

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  21. Beautiful mask! I want to create one, too!

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