Are you tired of wearing the same boring masks? Do you want to turn it around and make it into something fun and interesting? Is COVID making life dull, colorless and monotonous?
Worry no more! We have fantastic design ideas and tricks that can turn it around into something remarkable, yet safe and reusable.
I am a huge fan of up-cycling plain masks into something bright, colorful and interesting. You can create awesome designs with simple materials like cotton masks, fabric pens, sharpies. Fabric pens work very well on white masks and they can be matched with any outfit or occasion. Sharpie pens can be used as well. The color can be made to run using isoproply rubbing alcohol on the designs.
Be it fall festivals, Halloween, Christmas or simple day-to-day living, liven it up using a dash of color!
Here are three design ideas to get you inspired today:
Materials for the 3 Projects:
- Fabric pens
- Sharpie Pens (I prefer the thick tips)
- Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
- White cotton masks
Let’s get started with some design ideas. Tie-dye masks, floral designs, festivals colors and more!
1. Sharpie tie dye no mess mask:
Another cool way to get creative with white cotton masks is using “Sharpie” pens. I prefer to use the thick tips for shading purposes.
Here are the steps to create a tie-dye effect on white cotton masks.
- Draw any pattern on the white masks: I used inspiration from flowers and petals. I used pink for the center of the mask. With inside to out strokes from the mask fold, I worked my way out. With blue I started working towards the edges. Finally purple at the ends and used it for shading.
- Take some rubbing alcohol in a dropper and spread it all over this masks. This makes the sharpie ink bleed and it is so much fun to watch.
- Let it dry. It doesn’t smell and the ink is permanent.
2. Funny face masks: Halloween special!
Don’t need to worry about COVID and being safe this Halloween. Make your own masks and be free! You can use simple designs to make funny face masks and make this Halloween specially unique this year. You can use fabric pens to draw outlines and fill in your designs.
I have these designs you can use.
- Vampire lips
- Toothy monster
3. Artistic pattern design mask:
These artistic design masks are artistic, colorful, contrasting and striking. You can make them on your own.
I used fabric pens to draw the outlines and filled them in with red, pink, purple and other colors. Fabric pens are super easy to use, blot proof and absolutely hassle free to use. Once dry, the masks can be hand washed with cold water, dried and used again!
Now you have 1) Tie-dye designs 2) Halloween designs 3) Artistic pattern designs to draw inspiration from and make your own masks. Let your imagination run free.
Which one did you like the most? Comment below.
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Give it a try and see the difference yourself. Keep creating and designing. See you next time 🙂