Monday, November 2, 2015

Masks and More

Had a fun Halloween this year with my own "tangled" mask. Here are pics of "how to" and the mask in action. I started with an inexpensive paper mache mask from the kid's section of Guiry's art store in Boulder. I simply painted the mask with a base coat of acrylic paint. Then I got out my black Identi pen and went for it! I used some of my favorite tangles; Mooka, Nzeppel, Betweed, Perfs, Auras, a touch of Beetlejuice and Crescent Moon, and the ribbon one that I call "Hills and Valleys." Not sure what the official name is and or who created it. Sorry. Most of the other tangles are from Rick and Maria.

After the fun of tangling and watching my mask take on a life of its own, I shaded with carbon dust and sprayed it with a matte varnish. The final touch; adding glass beads (with a glue gun, of course) and ribbons for fastening.

I can't wait to make more. Want to have some ready for Mardi Gras!

Could be Carnival in Venice!
This was a pretty poor quality photo to begin with so I "Photoshopped" it for a better look.

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