How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask

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Day of the dead is the hottest Halloween trend of the year, so don’t miss out – have a go at making your own mask with a bit of white paint and some posca pens, for a quick and easy costume!

How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask

Skill Level: Beginner Time to Make: 1 hour

You Will Need

Craft Essentials

How to Make

1. Begin by painting your mask using white acrylic. You may need a few coats. 2. Using a pencil, lightly draw on your chosen design. I started by drawing petals around the eyes. Add in small dots between each petal. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 3. Next, draw a motif on the forehead. I used a series of teardrops, swirls and a flower shape. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 4. Add some ‘eyebrows’. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 5. Now you want to add some floral motifs to the top of the mask. I incorporated vine-style swirls with leaves, and flowers. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 6. Add leaves, teardrops or other natural shapes along the cheekbones. If you like, add some more swirls or vines. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 7. I decided to add a little detail to the nose, so drew in patches to colour in, and a small heart shape. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 8. Trace over the teeth indentations of the mask, and add some lips. 9. Next, I added another small vine to the bottom of the mask, along the jawline of each side. Add small circles to the ends of the vines and above. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 10. Draw another teardrop motif on the chin, where the two vines meet, and add more dots around. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca 11. Finally, use your posca markers to go over the lines you made, and fill in blocks of colour! I used a mix of pink, turquoise and yellow for a colourful effect. Use a black posca or fineliner to outline. How to Make a Day of the Dead Mask #halloween #mask #diy #dayofthedead #easy #posca

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