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Sugar Skull Mask

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I am head over heels in love with this design! I can’t get over how gorgeous this sugar skull design is! By using a sketch pen to draw out the design, my son and I were able to color our own masks. We used watercolors, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. There is no wrong way to give these beauties a pop of color!

 

 

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • Begin by selecting the two shapes that go around the eyes. Click on “Align > Center” to line the two pieces up perfectly.

 

 

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • Select the five skull shapes. Once again, you’ll click on “Align > Center”. This is such an quick and easy way to seamlessly arrange similar pieces of a design.

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • Select the eye shape and drag it over the skull shape. You should have a completed sugar skull design.

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • Group all the pieces of the design together so it is easier to resize. Resize it until it is as large as you need the mask to be. I found kids sized masks to be about 8.5 inches tall and adult sized masks about 10 inches tall.
  • Load a sketch pen into your machine and adjust the cut settings. Sketch the design on white adhesive cardstock. Do not remove the mat from your machine yet.

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • Now remove the sketch pen and replace it with a blade. Go to “Cut Settings > Advanced”. Under “Fill Color” select the black layer that will cut only the outside edge of the mask and inside around the eyes. Make sure “Adhesive Backed Cardstock” is chosen as your “Material Type” before you cut.

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • To give the mask a sturdy background, you’ll also want to cut a layer out of chipboard. Switch your cut settings to “Chipboard” and adjust your blade.
  • Use paint, crayons, markers, or whatever you want to add color to the mask.

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

  • Peel the backing off of the adhesive cardstock. Place a wooden craft stick at the bottom and then adhere the piece of chipboard.

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Whether you’re making this for kiddos, or are a giant kid yourself, this mask is sure to make you smile!

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Sugar Skull Mask Tutorial | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Analisa

Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Blade

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

adhesive cardstock

chipboard

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1 comment

  1. This is a great project for kids. Thanks.

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