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Harlequin Paper Mask

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz.
Item #402
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.
Item #867
Allows paint to stay wet longer while maintaining paint thickness, giving the decorative painter more time to blend, shade and highlight. Use on sealed or unsealed surfaces.


Other Supplies
Cardboard Scraps
Craft Knife
Recycled Book Pages
School Glue
Paper Punch
Detail paintbrush
Hot glue
Sequin Trim
Feathers (paper or real)


  1. Cut a mask shape from recycled cardboard.
  2. Trace the mask shape onto the book pages. You will need to cut enough to cover the front and back of the mask.
  3. To create the curve in the mask, slide the mask over a counter edge.
  4. Using watered down school glue and a paintbrush, attach the book pages to the front and back of the mask.
  5. Punch holes into the corners of the mask.
  6. Trace a harlequin design onto the front of the mask.
  7. Blend one part Blending Gel with a small amount of Light Blue paint.
  8. Paint the insides of the harlequin pattern with the blue paint mixture.
  9. Hot glue trim around the edge of the mask and eyes.
  10. Hot glue the feathers to the center of the mask.
  11. Add gems to the center and corners.
  12. Cut the ribbon in half, thread one piece of the ribbon through one of the punched holes and knot.
  13. Repeat for the other side.
  14. Tie around your head to wear.
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