I know it seems like I'm onto some new craft project every time I post, and this is no different. Every year, the theatre departments hosts a formal for all the theatre students, and this year's theme is "A Midnight Masquerade." Of course, us being theatre kids, none of us can resist dressing up and we've all been hard at work on our masks.
All, except me, that is.
I'm stuck. Totally and completely stuck. I have no idea what to do, where to go for inspiration, or even what shape to cut my mask in. I wish I had finished my face casting from make-up class, then I could do something crazy that was specially fitted to me. At least I have another week before it has to be done. Hopefully I can pick up some supplies tonight and play around. I love having a Michael's within ten minutes of my house.
You know that stuff doctor's use to make casts? The gauze with the plaster in it? Grab some of that, grab a minion, put plastic wrap over your hair and some kind of goopy stuff for your face (to lubricate it so the stuff will come off) and have the minion cut strips out of the gauze, place in warm water, then place over your face. Custom mask fitted to you, you can decide the shape you want, and it only takes a couple days to dry. Then you can decorate as you want!
Anthony -- what part of your body are you masking? Does it have to be your face? 2nd year design when I was in art school had a mask project, and I chose to mask everything BUT my face. (...realizing this may detour you into an even further distraction... but it's worth contemplation)