SOA Mask Party
We can all look this good.
How? Make your own mask.
When: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Where: at your house, joining
us on the Zoom Happy Hour.
Who: you and whoever else in your house wants to participate
How to participate:
At the bottom of the page is an event listing. Click on the RSVP and fill out the information. Each mask costs $12. Order as many as you would like to make. I will be ordering the masks early Monday morning, so the RSVP by Sunday night is firm. You can pick up your kit at SOA next week. If you are not coming to SOA, we have pick up points planned in various locations where you can arrange to get it from.
What is in the kit:
your painting medium that you choose. in 3 colors.
a paint brush
a template if requested
You can obviously paint what you want on the mask, but you have your choice of medium as follows. Directions will be included on how to use the template and/or how to make the paint more permanent.
Acrylic: it is the easiest to paint with as it doesn't seep into the fabric much, but acts as a layer. It is much like painting a canvas.
Con: When you wash it, it may crack. Do not put in the dryer. It smells like acrylic paint when you wear it. This should dissipate with time.
Mix of Acrylic with fabric medium: This will seep into the fabric but still smells like acrylic. It should not crack when washed and dried. The acrylic is thinned out a bit but still controllable.
Liquid watercolor or food coloring: These do not smell when finished. However, they are uncontrollable on the fabric so it is abstract, not a picture. You could use them for a background and then sharpie-marker a picture on top. They have a nice effect.
Con: They wash out leaving a light stained effect. You can look at it as an opportunity to paint it again every time you wash it, or you can keep it lightly colored.
Only the food coloring is truly non-toxic, however, the others should not have any adverse effects. I researched them all and found that they are all safe as long as you do not eat the mask . You can eat your mask if you use food coloring.
You will receive a template that helps you sketch one half the mask. The symmetry allows you to flip it over and use it on the other side of the mask. Instructions and a picture will be included. You can always pull up a picture on your computer/phone and do it from there, as well.