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PUNCH ART MARDI GRAS HALF-FACE MASK


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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.  

Materials

  • Green, yellow & purple acid-free cardstock (plain or glittery)
  • Glue stick

Also Needed:

  • Scissors
  • 2” oval punch
  • 3/4” oval punch
  • ½” circle punch
  • ½” fleur-de-lis punch
  • Marker

Instructions:

  1. Gather materials needed.  Punch 2” oval and two fleur-de-lis.
  2. 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).
  3. Center the small oval punch over the marked eye holes and punch.
  4. Use the small circle punch to make an indent for the nose.
  5. Trim sharp edges from the nose bridge.
  6. Punch or cut ribbons.
  7. Glue ribbon’s to both sides of the masks.
  8. Attach the fleur-de-lis punches over the ribbons with a thin strip of adhesive foam tape.
  9. Your mask is now ready for your scrapbook page or greeting card.

VARATIONS:

  1. Use glittery cardstock.
  2. Punch mini holes in the edges of the mask and use twine as “ribbons” to tie the mask in place.
  3. Glue self-adhesive rhinestones, jewels or pearls around the edges of the mask.
  4. Instead of using fleur-de-lis to decorate the edges of the mask use mini masks, diamond shapes, etc.
  5. Decorate the mask with a paint marker or scrapbook pens.
  6. 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.

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