|Butterfly Mask folded|
|Tracing onto cardboard|
First, I had to make a new template (because in my infinite wisdom, I didn't save the previous one!). In order to have both sides of the butterfly be the same, I only drew 1/2 of the butterfly and the folded the paper and cut it out while folded...that gave me a perfect mirror image on both sides of the butterfly.
|Cutting the shape out of cardboard|
|Cutting the eye-shape out with a knife|
Once I had cut out all of the eye/feathers, I ended up with very little cardboard leftover (and a much better option for adding to my recycle bin - or perhaps I will keep the bits and see what they add to my hand-made paper).
|Cutting extra eye-shapes (I use them as feathers)|
I may also experiment with paint-scrapping to get a different feel. I love this project because anyone can easily decorate and personalize the masks. It's a fun way to introduce the concept of collage. I love that my daughter is excited to make her own. We may play with other mask-shapes too.
I am going to play with ways to attach the masks to holding-sticks and/or ways to wear them. I'll post the results of my new masks as soon as I get them made. Thank you so much for your interest in my masks!
|The mask and 21 additional eye/feathers, ready for decorating.|