A friend of mine had a birthday party yesterday and the theme was masquerade. So, as a do-it-yourselfer, I looked on Pinterest for some ideas on how to make your own eye mask.
I did venture into Lincraft to see if there were any already made eye mask that I could maybe embellish myself, but non were to my liking. Then I saw this one tutorial on Pinterest.
So, I printed the template (I manipulated the size by stretching or squashing it so it would fit the measurement of my face and eyes, and so give a more custom fit – you can do this on PowerPoint Presentation).
Armed with the template, masking tape, Glad Wrap, tule and paint I did a couple of test runs earlier in the week.
The paint I used was a dimensional paint, but I found it a bit thin and so was a bit runny and the lines spread and bled into each other, which meant I lost a bit of detail in the lace lines.
Then I remembered I had puff paint in my paint stash
The consistency of the paint was much thicker, so it didn’t move and kept it shape.
So once the paint dried, I cut off the excess tule and tested it on myself. Happy with the overall shape and size, I did another one but this time on black tule (which is the one I ended up using).
I didn’t add the ribbon to the ends (as per the instructions on the blog), instead I just used eye lash glue to keep it on my face all night long. I was happy with how it turned out and I didn’t have to worry about it falling off or sliding off my face throughout the night. It was a lovely night and a beautiful way to spend by friend’s birthday and to be a part of her special moment 🙂
By the way, I made hubby a Batman eye mask. My friend had a photographer take photos of her birthday celebration, so hoping to get some shots from her of hubby 🙂 Have a great Sunday all!