Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mardi Gras Masks by Sandy Trefger

Hello everyone and happy February to you!  This is Sandy and I'm bringing you a fun project with a video tutorial for my post today. If you celebrate Mardi Gras or attend any Mardi Gras events or parties or even if you just want to have a Masquerade party, it's fun to create your own masks!  For my project, I've used Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Masks Shape Set which comes with a nice assortment of chipboard masks in various sizes.  I selected three of the largest ones to create these fun masks that you can actually wear or hold for a masquerade or Mardi Gras event.

This is the first one that I created using scraps of paper from the new Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade collection that was introduced at Creativation a few weeks ago.  I just love the colors of this fabulous paper. I paired them with some fun Nuvo Crystal and Glitter Drops and flowers from my stash.  In my tutorial video, I show you how to make the paper feathers that I used on this mask

For the the second one, I used a large sheet of Scor-tape adhesive and fine glitter to create a sparkly mask. I also added some fun flowers and gold rhinestones.

For the third and final mask, I decided to go all out with lots of rhinestones and different flat back stick-on embellishments in pinks and reds along with ribbon streamers.

It was so fun creating these and I hope that I've inspired you to create some of your own.  For more details on how I created each one, check out my YouTube tutorial video below and scroll down for the supply list,

Supply List:
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Masks Shape Set #D12D
  • Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Paper
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops, Pink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops - Teal
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Antique or Indian Gold
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Mother of Pearl
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Peony Pink
  • Ultra Fine Glitter, Yellow
  • Scor-Tape, 5"
  • Glossy Accents
  • 3-in-1 Glue
  • Gold Rhinestones
  • Prima & Petaloo Flowers
  • Decorative Party Straws
  • Beads
  • Prima Gold Pearls
  • Rhinestones, Sequins and other stick on embellishments in black, red & pink
  • Ribbons, Satin Cord, Eyelash Ribbon
  • Tulle
  • Seam Binding Ribbon

Mardi Gras will be celebrated this year on Tuesday, February 28th so you have plenty of time to order your own set of chipboard masks from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and have fun decorating.  Your masks will be so unique, totally one of a kind and very sturdy as the base of each mask is cut from chipboard.

Thank you so much for reading my post and watching my tutorial video.  I will be back on the 15th with another project using more fabulous products from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Happy Crafting!

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1 comment:

  1. OMG, Sandy, these are fabulous. I really enjoyed your video. It looks like a ton of fun to decorate these masks, and you did a fabulous job. They are all so pretty with lots of different ideas. TFS xo