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Leather Unicorn Mask

Leather Unicorn Mask

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009

Introduction

Artist Andrea Masse-Tognetti shows Martha how to make this sleek unicorn mask.

materials

  • 7-ounce leather

  • Ballpoint pen

  • Leather shears

  • Craft knife

  • Shallow bowl

  • Oven

  • Acrylic paint

  • Broad brush

  • Leather hole punch

  • Ribbon

  • Paint pens, glitter pens, rhinestones, and other embellishments

steps

  1. Enlarge, print, and cut out mask template. Trace template onto 7-ounce leather using a ballpoint pen.

  2. Using leather shears, cut out the shape of the mask. Cut eye holes with a craft knife.

  3. Soak mask in a bowl of hot water. (Little bubbles will appear on the back part of the mask; once the bubbles go away, it's ready to shape.)

  4. Push the wet mask against face and shape. Fold the ears down and twist up at the edges. Twist horn at the top.

  5. Put mask in a 265-degree oven for 3 minutes.

  6. Mold mask for a second time on face to fine-tune the shape; tip the horn slightly forward.

  7. Place mask in oven until dry -- about 15-25 minutes. The mask will become pale again once dry. Check frequently to avoid over-drying.

  8. Apply acrylic paint to mask using a broad brush; let dry.

  9. Using a leather hole punch, punch holes on sides of mask for ribbon. Feed ribbon through holes.

  10. Decorate using paint pens, glitter pens, rhinestones, etc.

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