Sunday, 3 April 2016

Mask

When I first read the latest Paperartsy challenge of Liquid Sculpting Medium I dismissed it as I didn't have anything such as Powertex to use. But reading further that other glues etc could be used I decided to give it a go.



I took a paper mache mask and firstly added strips of pleated calico to the edge using copious amounts of fabric decoupage glue - nice and messy ! I wanted another fabric with more texture and after hunting around I came across a bandage - this forms the main part of the mask. At this point I wasn't sure where to go next. The overall effect had an ancient look about it so I built up layers of paint, antiquing creams and treasure gold to give an aged look. Unfortunately it's a bit dull here this morning so the shine hasn't come out in the pictures 

 


To finish I added some metallic brads and a "sun" like cog.  Thank you for looking x

8 comments:

  1. This is great Sarah, both the substrate and the medium have shown a lot of imagination and innovation and I love the ancient dug up look you've achieved. I love that Darcy's great article have you the idea for different products to try. Will I be seeing you at ap?

    Lucy x

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    1. thanks so much Lucy... I started this at the beginning of the week and wasn't sure it would work so seeing Darcy's article was reassuring. I don't think I'll make next weekend - I see you're on the demos list - have fun xx

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  2. Hi Sarah, thanks for the visit to mine and your lovely comment just had to come over and see what you were up to and pleased I did, this mask is brilliant. I have never seen one done this way. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. thank you for the lovely comments to x

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  3. oh that's a very clever idea!

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  4. Great piece Sarah.....great idea too! X

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  5. Lovely idea! It looks really interesting and ancient. xx

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  6. Wow, this is amazing Sarah! It definitely looks like an ancient artefact. You created wonderful texture and it's brilliantsly put together. I love it!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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