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!
- Begin by selecting the two shapes that go around the eyes. Click on “Align > Center” to line the two pieces up perfectly.
- 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.
- Select the eye shape and drag it over the skull shape. You should have a completed sugar skull design.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Peel the backing off of the adhesive cardstock. Place a wooden craft stick at the bottom and then adhere the piece of chipboard.
Whether you’re making this for kiddos, or are a giant kid yourself, this mask is sure to make you smile!