The Owl Mask - Download, Print and Make Your Own

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Become the Wise Old Owl when you put on this mask. Owls are nocturnal so wear your mask outside at twilight or when you go to parties. As hunters, owls use their camouflage and almost silent flight to catch their prey - paint your mask accordingly and walk slowly to surprise your friends when they least expect it. An owl cannot move it’s eyes but it can rotate it’s head up to 270 degrees and you simulate this by turning your mask from side to side. When communicating with other owl mask wearers use a variety of chirps, squawks, screeches, hisses and screams; they’ll soon understand that you have truly become the Owl.

WHAT YOU'RE BUYING
This is a pattern/template with instructions to allow you to build a 3D low poly Owl Mask from card. The pattern and instructions are in the form of a digital instant download PDF file.
Carefully designed and built using imagery from a real owl, this pattern will give you a realistic mask when complete.
The pattern will fit the head of an adult male (60cm circumference) but you can scale it to fit a smaller head and instructions are provided to do this. The instructions also include a pattern for an internal head band which you can use to give a snug fit. The pictures of the mask show me (a petite woman) wearing a full size mask.
The completed mask will be plain which you can then decorate in any way you please. I've included some images above of a mask decorated in cartoon style and a delightful colourful one which was completed by one of my customers.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED
To build the mask you'll need a printer, 15 pages of card (craft card or recycled card), scissors and glue. Full instructions are provided and the pattern is compatible with A4 and US Letter sizes.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
There are just 24 parts to the mask so building it (cutting, folding and gluing) should take no more than 4 hours. It's therapeutic to build and you can do so while listening to your favourite music!

IS IT DIFFICULT?
If you're an intermediate papercrafter then building the mask will be easy. If you're a beginner then with care and attention you'll make it!

WHAT ABOUT HELP?
Step by step instructions are included in the download for those who want them.
There's some basic instructions (for beginners in papercraft) which covers things like tools and material, how to read the pattern, skills such as cutting out, scoring and folding and gluing.

You can also find a video on the basic instructions on how to build our models at https://youtu.be/i5SB12ewY5w

** And of course I also provide free, one-to-one help as well! If you're stuck or want advice then just ask - I'll usually get back to you within a few hours. **


Please note that the pattern is for personal use only.

Just ask if you have any questions.

Thanks for looking and enjoy building your 3D mask!
Christine


FAQs

A: You'll get a downloadable PDF file which contains the pattern, build instructions in English and picture of the completed model.

A: Quite easy really - provided you take your time and enjoy it. The instructions show the best order to build things and the pattern itself is designed to be as intuitive as possible. I also include some 'getting started' instructions for beginners which explain how to read the pattern, how to cut out, score and fold them. There's also a getting started video on my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/i5SB12ewY5w) which gives some additional handy tips.

The description in each shop listing shows how many parts the model has and gives an estimate of the build time. A rule of thumb I use is to say that each part takes about 10 minutes (to cut out, score, fold, glue and assemble) so a mask with 6 parts, for example, could be done in about an hour once it's been printed.

A: Yes, each paper model is usability tested by me before being listed in my shop. I print, cut out, score, fold and assemble each design to make sure that it's easy as possible to build. Usually each model goes through a couple of revisions before being listed. I also write the instructions after building the model so that I can highlight the best order to make it. Take a look at my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/7a6vKcRnydA) to see how I design the models.

Printer. If your printer does not support printing onto cardstock then you'll need to use the pattern as a template Scissors or craft knife Scoring tool (e.g. dried ball point pen, paper clip...) Ruler

A: Yes. The pattern should be printed actual size and will work for both US Letter and A4. There's also a check line on each page to make sure that your pattern is the correct size.

Craft card/paper either A4 or US Letter size (210 gsm / 280 micron / 110lb index / 80lb cover or thicker preferred) or reclaimed card to be ECO friendly School/PVA white glue

A: Most of the models are not coloured. This allows you to decorate it in any way you please. I try to show some design ideas in each listing to help you. Some models are textured though so you'll need to print those on a colour printer. The textured models also contain the pattern in non-textured form so you can even decorate that if you wish.

A: Definitely acrylic paints; either liquid craft ones or artist acrylic paints in tubes are by far the best. They offer a good range of colours and are cheap to buy. Acrylic spray paint can also be used if you want a quick and uniform finish but you need a well ventilated and contained area for spraying.

A: Either. The pattern is designed to fit an adult male head (and to be large enough for 99% of the population) but if you want to scale it for a small child then you simply reduce the scale when printing. The instructions describe how to do this in more detail. All of the masks have a headband template as well to give you a snug fit.

A: You'll get a downloadable PDF file which contains the pattern, build instructions in English and picture of the completed model.

A: Quite easy really - provided you take your time and enjoy it. The instructions show the best order to build things and the pattern itself is designed to be as intuitive as possible. I also include some 'getting started' instructions for beginners which explain how to read the pattern, how to cut out, score and fold them. There's also a getting started video on my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/i5SB12ewY5w) which gives some additional handy tips.

The description in each shop listing shows how many parts the model has and gives an estimate of the build time. A rule of thumb I use is to say that each part takes about 10 minutes (to cut out, score, fold, glue and assemble) so a mask with 6 parts, for example, could be done in about an hour once it's been printed.

A: Yes, each paper model is usability tested by me before being listed in my shop. I print, cut out, score, fold and assemble each design to make sure that it's easy as possible to build. Usually each model goes through a couple of revisions before being listed. I also write the instructions after building the model so that I can highlight the best order to make it. Take a look at my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/7a6vKcRnydA) to see how I design the models.

Printer. If your printer does not support printing onto cardstock then you'll need to use the pattern as a template Scissors or craft knife Scoring tool (e.g. dried ball point pen, paper clip...) Ruler

A: Yes. The pattern should be printed actual size and will work for both US Letter and A4. There's also a check line on each page to make sure that your pattern is the correct size.

Craft card/paper either A4 or US Letter size (210 gsm / 280 micron / 110lb index / 80lb cover or thicker preferred) or reclaimed card to be ECO friendly School/PVA white glue

A: Most of the models are not coloured. This allows you to decorate it in any way you please. I try to show some design ideas in each listing to help you. Some models are textured though so you'll need to print those on a colour printer. The textured models also contain the pattern in non-textured form so you can even decorate that if you wish.

A: Definitely acrylic paints; either liquid craft ones or artist acrylic paints in tubes are by far the best. They offer a good range of colours and are cheap to buy. Acrylic spray paint can also be used if you want a quick and uniform finish but you need a well ventilated and contained area for spraying.

A: Either. The pattern is designed to fit an adult male head (and to be large enough for 99% of the population) but if you want to scale it for a small child then you simply reduce the scale when printing. The instructions describe how to do this in more detail. All of the masks have a headband template as well to give you a snug fit.



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