PUNCH ART MARDI GRAS HALF-FACE MASK
This makes a 2” Mardi Gras half-face mask that is perfect to decorate a handmade card, scrapbook page or other paper crafting item. As punch art items are hand-punched and trimmed each will be unique. And as with everything – practice will improve the outcome of your project.
- Green, yellow & purple acid-free cardstock (plain or glittery)
- Glue stick
- 2” oval punch
- 3/4” oval punch
- ½” circle punch
- ½” fleur-de-lis punch
- Gather materials needed. Punch 2” oval and two fleur-de-lis.
- Mark eye holes on the 2” oval punch out with a marker. Note be careful to use only a small dot as the marker can bleed through the cardstock (as you can see in my photos).
- Center the small oval punch over the marked eye holes and punch.
- Use the small circle punch to make an indent for the nose.
- Trim sharp edges from the nose bridge.
- Punch or cut ribbons.
- Glue ribbon’s to both sides of the masks.
- Attach the fleur-de-lis punches over the ribbons with a thin strip of adhesive foam tape.
- Your mask is now ready for your scrapbook page or greeting card.
- Use glittery cardstock.
- Punch mini holes in the edges of the mask and use twine as “ribbons” to tie the mask in place.
- Glue self-adhesive rhinestones, jewels or pearls around the edges of the mask.
- Instead of using fleur-de-lis to decorate the edges of the mask use mini masks, diamond shapes, etc.
- Decorate the mask with a paint marker or scrapbook pens.
- Punch an oval from each color and then a fourth mask to use as a base. Stack the three masks and then cut them in thirds. Glue the right end of one color on the right end of the base mask. Glue the middle of a second mask to the middle of the base. Lastly glue a left end on the base mask. Allow to dry and the punch the eye holes. Repeat using the rest of the mask pieces.