How to Decorate a Masquerade Mask with Mixed Media

This lesson will feature how to decorate a masquerade mask with mixed media.

blossom masquerade mask
I demonstrated how to sculpt a mask out of clay in How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part I.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • A clay mask, plaster cloth mask, or paper mache mask
  • Golden’s Regular Gel (Matte)
  • An assortment of scrapbook paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Embellishments as desired, such as feathers

Step 1: Paint the mask with a base color.

painting mask

Step 2: Sponge multiple colors onto the mask.

sponging paint onto mask

Step 3: Select scrapbook paper for the mask.

select paper for mask

Step 4: Brush Golden’s Regular Gel onto the mask and then place paper onto mask.

painting gel medium onto mask

Step 5: Rub out air bubbles with your fingers

work out bubbles on mask with fingers

Step 6: Cover the paper with another layer of gel medium. Continue adding additional paper to the mask.

adding paper to mask


Step 7: Sponge the edges of the mask with a contrasting color.

sponging mask edges

Step 8: After the mask dries, glue feathers onto the backside of the mask.

blossom masquerade mask

Lastly, enjoy displaying or wearing your mask.

Love Mask

If you are looking for creative inspiration and tips on how to develop and manage your create life, check out my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics.

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