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    Upcycling a cheap mask
    I have a cheap, flimsy Frankenstein mask I bought at Walmart several years ago. The paint job on it is terrible, but I always thought the sculpt was kind of cool. I decided to make it into a piece of wall art.

    This is what the piece looked like coming out of storage.

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    The mask was wrinkled and distorted quite a bit. To give the face its shape back, I lined the inside of the mask with several layers of masking tape. I then attached strips of cardboard to give it some structure.

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    Now, to prepare the surface for painting, I gave the face a couple coats of Mod Podge.

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    First, I painted the entire surface black to hide the awful paint job.

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    Next was a base coat of green.

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    I then dry-brushed on a coat of a lighter green to bring out the details and highlight some areas.

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    For the eyes and lips, I chose purple. I then dry-brushed on some lighter purple to show the wrinkles.

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    Finally, I painted the hair using a fine brush and painted in the forehead scar. After another coat of Mod Podge, this mask is ready for display!

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    Wow! That Looks Great!
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    Upcycling a cheap mask
    Thanks, I think it looks better hanging on my wall now than it did in the storage bin.

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    Nice, way to improve that mask. If you are just going to hang it up, you should throw some eyes in it too.
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