Create a Duct Tape Eye Mask for Halloween!

(This tutorial was previously published in Duct Tape Discovery Workshop by Tonia Jenny, copyright 2014. It is republished here courtesy of North Light Books and CreateMixedMedia.com.)

While this mask is for masquerading, you could leave the mask sans eye holes for the sleeping-beauty variety. Indulge your inner Cat Woman (or Superman). Who says you need to wait for Halloween?

Mask final sticker_500

Materials Needed
cutting mat
craft knife
duct tape: black, white
1⁄8″ (3mm) hole punch
1⁄8″ (3mm) eyelets, 2
1⁄8″ (3mm) eyelet setter
hammer
elastic strand
cording crimp ends, 2
jump rings, 2
needle-nose pliers
black marker

Mask step 1

1. Cut out a template for your mask from paper. Create a 3″ × 7″ (8cm × 18cm) double-sided piece of black duct tape fabric.

Mask step 2

2. Use the mask template to cut out the mask shape using scissors or a craft knife.

Mask step 3

3. Embellish the mask with duct tape stickers as you like.  (I used die-cut butterflies.)
   TIP: If you have a sticker hanging off the edge of the mask, be sure to cover the back with a matching piece of tape so it doesn’t stick to your hair or face. In this case, I matched another butterfly on the back.

Mask step 4

4. Punch a hole at each end of the mask and set an eyelet in each one.

Mask step 5

5. Attach a cording crimp to each end of the elastic.
   TIP: If your mask is black and the white tape adhesive starts to show, use a black permanent marker to color the adhesive black.

Mask step 6

6. Connect the strand to the eyelets using the jump rings.

Variation

Use different stickers on the back to make a reversible mask!

Mask final paint

(This tutorial was previously published in Duct Tape Discovery Workshop by Tonia Jenny, copyright 2014. It is republished here courtesy of North Light Books and CreateMixedMedia.com.)

U8563_DuctTape_CM.inddYou can learn more about and order a copy of Duct Tape Discovery Workshop here.

Tonia Jenny is the acquisitions editor and senior content developer for North Light Mixed Media. A mixed-media artists and jewelry designer herself, Tonia has authored two North Light Books: Frame It! and Plexi Class. When she’s not busy making art, cooking, reading or exploring new ways of looking at the world, you can find her on her bicycle or on Instagram.

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