Afternoon! It's time for a new challenge at The Mirror Crack'd - and this month Susanne would like to see you mixed media projects that use masks. If you pop over to the DT blog, you will see how diverse our interpretation of the theme has been. Some have created physical masks, others have used stamps and dies of masks, and some have used masks to create texture - or masked off areas of their project for different effects. However you choose to interpret the theme, make sure that it is clear in your write up - and don't forget that this is a mixed media challenge.
So, I have done something a bit different for me!! I'm usually quite a literal person - so the things I create are what they are!! However, for this challenge I've created something a little more "deep" - that has a meaning beyond what you see. And to be honest, it wasn't what I set out to do - it just evolved!!
Anyway, I knew I had a few papier mache masks in my stash, and while rummaging for them, I found an old canvas, and some green and gold gilding flakes.
I decided to paint both with black gesso.
And then had a rummage through my Eco Green paint box and gathered together all the greens and golds I could find - to match the gilding flakes!!
Using a cheap make up sponge, I began to apply the different green paints.
It was while I was doing this, that it occurred to me that I was creating a camouflage effect - and it struck me that we use masks to hide behind in a similar way to using camouflage to hide!!
And then I thought about how we use masks to create a different persona - and decided to cut out a glittery mask using my Tattered Lace Mask die to create a totally different look on the canvas!!
Firstly, I used some double sided paper cut into strips, and added Crafty Notions Variegated Green and Imitation Gold gilding flakes. I then created a matt for the die cut mask using gold mirror card and black glitter card! I also used Lidl Gold texture paste through Crafter's Workshop Microbial stencil, along with Sage and Chiffon Frantage fragments.
To finish, I added buttons and pearls!! As I said - something quite different from me!! Don't forget to check out the rest of the inspiration on The Mirror Crack'd blog - then get busy on your projects!!
I would like to enter this into:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Sister's Of Craft - Anything Goes