Masquerade Masks: Ideas for Decorating

Whether you make your own masquerade mask or buy a blank one online, decorating your mask is a fun creative project packed full of potential for self-expression.

Jester masquerade mask with yellow, black, and red

Recently, my daughter, Andy, decorated some masks for her dance group.

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She used acrylic paints, glitter glue, ribbon, and feathers. Here is a photo of Andy applying glitter glue.

Applying glitter glue on masquerade mask

I enjoyed watching each mask emerge with its own unique look.

blue masquerade mask with glitter glue

Here is a side view of the mask and feathers.

Some of the masks were already painted by my other daughter, Elya, and just slightly altered.

The vibrant colors of this mask flow into spindly feathers.

This mask is decorated with gold glitter glue and gold leafing.

Andy used maroon ribbon to create a theatrical effect.

Yes, decorating masquerade masks is a fun activity, which can provide hours of entertainment. Here is a photo of the finished masks Andy gave to the members of the dance group she performs with. She later told me that they were ecstatic to receive such treasures.

Whether you make your own masquerade mask or buy a blank one online, decorating your mask is a fun creative project packed full of potential for self-expression.

If you are a multi-faceted creative person in need of inspiration and tips for developing a creative life, check out my creativity website, https://refrainfromtheidentical.com and book: Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics.

Check out these posts for fun DIY mask making posts:

How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part I

How to Make a Plaster Cloth Masquerade Mask

How to Decorate a Mask with Mixed Media

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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