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How to make a Mardi Gras Mask Painted Rock for Beginners

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Here is an easy beginner Mardi Gras Mask Painted Rock to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit! Living in Pensacola, Florida is an exciting fun time with Mardi Gras celebrations, balls, and parades that begins the last night of Christmas which begins Epiphany to Ash Wednesday. So let’s get started and “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” (pronounced “Lay-say le bon tom roo-lay”) just means “let the good times roll.”

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Mardi Gras Mask Painted Rock step-by-step process

Step One:

Paint 1 – 2 coats of the base color. I used Jacquard Lumiere brand, Halo Violet. It’s a stunning metallic, lightweight acrylic paint.


Step Two:

Using a pencil, I sketched out the outline of mask eyes center area of the mask. It’s a little hard to see since the metallic paint has a sheen. Mixing Apple Barrel Purple Iris and a little bit of Apple Barrel Black, I then painted the eye area using a small round tip acrylic paintbrush. Then I used Jacquard Lumiere brand, Sunset Gold to outline the eye area.


Step Three:

Using a small round tip detail paintbrush, I painted the center of the mask with white acrylic paint. Here’s the fun part, take a round tip paintbrush with the purple iris (or any dark shade of purple of your choice) and begin light strokes starting from eye area outwards on one side of the mask. Then I did the same thing on the other side with the Jacquard Lumiere brand, Pearlescent Emerald. Try blending some white acrylic paint with the purple to add some highlighted areas. Do the same with the green side.


Step Four:

Now use the green paint and stroke outwards over the purple feathered area on the left side of the mask. Do the same on the right side using the purple paint. Fill in any areas with the highlighted purple and green. I used the Jacquard Lumiere brand, Sunset Gold to make the feathered areas on the top and bottom of the mask. Highlight again with white paint. Almost done!

Using white paint and a fine detail small round tip paintbrush to make the white feathers. It’s best to use a little paint on the brush and feather outwards from the eye areas. I used a dotting tool and added white dots around the eyes as well. Be sure to seal your painted rock to protect it from scratches and fading.


I hope you enjoyed making this easy Mardi Gras Mask Painted Rock for beginners. Looking for more mardi gras painted rocks ideas, visit this post or Rock Painting Guide’s Pinterest boards!

Be sure to share your creations with our Facebook Group for others to admire!

“Let the Good Times Roll!”

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I’m Tina, and I love all things crafty. My philosophy is that if you create it, it will inspire!

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