Using RNK Stitch N Shape to Make a Masquerade Mask

You may have heard of RNK Stitch N Shape but may have been curious about what you can actually do with it. We were recently asked to make masks for a charity “masquerade ball”. There are so many different ways to make a masquerade mask and several of those ways can result in massive failure. Plus, this request came during our costume prop design sessions for upcoming C2E2 (Comicon) in Chicago. With creative juices flowing at an all-time high, we decided to put in some overtime and crank out a new project!

Like everyone, the first stop on the creation train was Pinterest. After only a few minutes, we found a free mask pattern! Score! The logical next step was to dig through old ribbons, crystals, beads, and trims and got to creating!

The base for these masks is RNK’s STITCH N SHAPE – this product is fusible on one side, thick but flexible – a perfect foundation for the masks. Then, it was time to come up with a theme. Initial thoughts, “animalistic” and you can see the other is a “joker” – perfect for these folks! While digging in the scrap bin, we found a scrap of that cool appliqué diamond fabric. It fused to the Stitch N Shape lickity split.

Then it was time to incorporated our fabulous new Heat Transfer Foils/Vinyls available in our new Embellish and Cosplay lines by RNK. These foils/vinyls handle beautifully and even withstood the “shaping” of the Stitch N Shape with the heat gun. Add some crystals, ribbons, feathers and trims – voila! Ready for a fabulous time at the Ball!