Thursday, January 17, 2013

DIY Lace Mask

(For more masquerade portrait photos, check out my photography blog)

I found this awesome lace mask tutorial by Sprinkles in Springs, and me and M thought we'd give it a go for New Year's Eve. Since we were in a hurry I didn't have time to get too many photos, so check her blog out for a more comprehensive tutorial.

Here's how we (read: M) did it:

M drew a lace mask onto paper in the size we wanted the mask.

Then she taped it onto a cutting mat.

She taped some parchment paper over that.

Then we taped a piece of tulle over that (not the kind with the biggest holes, a bit smaller holes. Found the roll at Wallmart). We used a light colored tulle so that it would "blend in" with the color of the skin.

Then M traced the template with a Tulip Puff fabric paint (in black). For fun, we tried making a couple where we left out a large portion of one side. In hindsight, a sterdier fabric probably would have been easier to wear, this was a bit flimsy. Or use strings/ribbons that aren't elastic (won't pull on the mask in the same way).. We felt the mask still needed something, so M added some gold detailing as well, with metallic fabric paint.

In the Sprinkes in Springs - tutorial ribbon was blued on to the sides. We made "loops" of the fabric paint at the ends of the mask (where we later on attached some elastic strings).

When you've traced it, let it dry completely (a few hours). You can move the tulle with the parchment paper, if you need the template to trace more masks. Just let it dry on the parchment paper so you don't get paint on anything.

When dry, cut out the mask (and the holes for the eyes and for the elastic band), add the elastic band and you're done!

If you like, the puffy fabric paint can be "puffed up", read the instructions on the bottle :)

Sprinkles in Springs has several beautiful mask tutorials, so check her blog out!

If you want this traceable lace mask template yourself, send me an e-mail so I can get it to you in real size.


  1. Thanks for the mention. These look great- I love the asymmetrical one! Gorgeous!! xx

    1. Thanks Kara, your project saved us on NYE!

  2. this looks absolutely amazing!

  3. This looks amazing!! I really love it <3
    Can You send me the lace mask template? this is my email:
    Thank You :)

    1. Thank you Meli, I sent you the template M made :) have fun!