I have had this project in my mind for a while now and I finally got a chance to create it a couple of weekends ago. I have been wanting to blog this post ever since but couldn't as it was for a masked 40th party I attended last night. I am entering my mask into the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team November Challenge which is 'Anything Goes'.
I started by covering a cheap paper mache mask base with Tim Holtz terminology tissue wrap paper using Claudine Hellmuth matt multi-medium. Next I spritzed the mask with chocolate Dylusions ink spray and then rubbed Adirondack gold paint dabber over the top of the dry ink to give a more metallic look. I then stamped PaperArtsy cogs on opposite sides diagonally and added some Lakeland gold mesh in the opposite diagonal corners, and once complete I covered the mask base with multi-medium. To embellish I used a 7 Gypsies spy glass, Tim Holtz spinner, sprockets and gears, foliage plus small watch parts and other various charms including a wing, I also added all of these with glossy accents. I attached a clock charm to the spy glass. Finally I punched 2 holes on each side, added eyelets and threaded ribbon through so that the mask can be attached to my glasses.