I have always been doing something creative, as a hobby, but after many years of rather reclusive artistic expression in the confines of my house, I started making masks. I made the first one for myself, to wear at a party, because I couldn’t find any that I liked. I quickly realised how much more satisfying it was to take my creations outside, not only enjoy making them, but also have fun with them. Seeing other people having fun with them too, made this particular creative outlet the most rewarding for me as a maker.

Over the past few years, I have used all sorts of materials and techniques to make masks and in that process, I also taught myself how to design in 3D. However there was always someone with that last minute panic for what to wear at a dress up party, always someone that wanted a mask at the other side of the world or a group of friends going to a festival all wanting masks. So I decided to design masks that others can make and enjoy, the same way I do, both the creative process and the end result. It can also be a great activity to do with children.

Paper card is readily available in all sorts of varieties and colours. You can even recycle household waste, like cereal boxes or other packaging to make one of the masks. The instructions are easy to follow and you don’t need to be a crafts expert. With a bit of patience and creativity, anyone can make their own unique mask.
I deliberately leave most of the masks white in the pictures you will see here. They are blank canvasses for you to decorate any way you want and be creative.