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Finished my masquerade mask. Wasn’t too sure how I was going to make it until I remembered that Kevin has a giant roll of worbla! 
I made mockups with craft foam. I have a cast of my head which made everything easier because I could hold the foam over it and make markings for the eyes. I love my head cast! If you don’t have a head cast you can measure your face to get an idea of the sizing. If you’re limited in the amount of craft foam you have to work with you can also use paper or cardboard to test designs. 
 Cut it out of the worblaI have a soldering iron, so I drew out the design on the worbla and used the iron to cut it out. The downside to this is that you get some rough edges that need to be sanded down, but it’s easier to cut than with a regular blade. 
Shape the maskWorbla is a thermoplastic, so when you apply heat it will get malleable and stick to itself. I heated my mask and placed it over my head cast, pushing down so that it fits around my eyes and curves around my face. If you don’t have a head cast you can use your own face but make sure that it’s not too hot or you might burn yourself. 
Add raised designs (not shown)I used puff paint to create swirl designs on the mask and outline the mask. Puff paint dries fast and raised so it works great for adding raised details! 
Paint.I dry brushed the mask with acrylic paints. 
Add gemsI added a couple small gems to the mask with white glue.
SealI used a gloss varnish to seal the paint, coat the gems and give it the extreme shine you see in the final pictures. 
I chose to make it one layer of worbla because I want the mask to be thin and lightweight. If you want a thicker mask, or are working on other projects with worbla, you may want to sandwich a piece of craft foam between two pieces of worbla. This will give it thickness without using lots of your thermoplastic. 
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