Leather Unicorn Mask
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009
- Enlarge, print, and cut out mask template. Trace template onto 7-ounce leather using a ballpoint pen.
- Using leather shears, cut out the shape of the mask. Cut eye holes with a craft knife.
- 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.)
- Push the wet mask against face and shape. Fold the ears down and twist up at the edges. Twist horn at the top.
- Put mask in a 265-degree oven for 3 minutes.
- Mold mask for a second time on face to fine-tune the shape; tip the horn slightly forward.
- Place mask in oven until dry -- about 15-25 minutes. The mask will become pale again once dry. Check frequently to avoid over-drying.
- Apply acrylic paint to mask using a broad brush; let dry.
- Using a leather hole punch, punch holes on sides of mask for ribbon. Feed ribbon through holes.
- Decorate using paint pens, glitter pens, rhinestones, etc.
- Mask template
- 7-ounce leather
- Ballpoint pen
- Leather shears
- Craft knife
- Shallow bowl
- Acrylic paint
- Broad brush
- Leather hole punch
- Paint pens, glitter pens, rhinestones, and other embellishments
Artist Andrea Masse-Tognetti shows Martha how to make this sleek unicorn mask.
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