Fancy Cat Clay Mask
Whether you’re dressing for a New Year Party, a February Mardi Gras, Carnival or a Halloween celebration, this project will allow you to create a custom mask for the event. The template is included with the instructions. Polymer clay is a great material for a mask because it’s somewhat flexible, comfortable and can be formed with items you might already have in your kitchen. I used a wine cork to shape the nose area. The mask pictured includes silver clay accents, rhinestones, fur, and whiskers. If you’re more a plain Tabby type, make the basic mask without embellishments and just dress as a cool cat.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.
Before you begin, condition each clay color. All cutting should be done on wax paper which will allow you to easily rotate the work when necessary.
step 10 - Place the project in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes. Don’t remove the ear support until the clay has cooled completely.
- Sculpey Clay - Black 3 oz., Silver 1/2 oz.
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- Sculpey Super Slicer blade
- Sculpey Etch n’ Pearl tool
- Glue gun
- black Maribou fur
- hot fix 4mm rhinestones - 44
- hot fix rhinestone applicator
- 8.5mm rhinestone - 1
- Clear beading or fishing line
- heavy duty aluminum foil
- Wax paper
- craft knife
- card stock
- 9” shallow soup bowl
- wine cork
- black cord - 26”