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Sunday 5 May 2013

My Turn, My Turn.......D

Well it is my turn to host the challenge this week at Eclectic Ellapu.  I chose Anything goes and how exciting is that lol.
Why not head on over and join the fun... 

I recently bought some plastic face masks to decorate and couldn't wait to get going on them.  I just did not know what theme I want to concentrate on so I just went with the flow.

I used paper mache for the basis of the mask for a couple of layers and used muslin for the final layer.  The masks are so flimsy it would have made it difficult to work with otherwise.  

Once I had completed the layering of material and it had dried I smothered the entire mask with modelling paste mixed with gold acrylic.  I then embedded black spider netting into parts of the mask.  For the remaining bare areas I mixed some crackle embossing paste with black acrylic, laid it over those areas and let it dry.  

I sprayed the entire mask with gold shimmer mist. I then wiped some gold rub n buff over the textured areas.  I also used the gold over the metal embellishments, butterflies, made up flowers and leaves.  I trimmed the edges using a goldish braid.


And after.........

Well that's it folks and I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and do hope to see you join in with this weeks challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. Stunning project, Elaine. I love the way you cut it and the gold is stunning.

    Thanks for joining our bling challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  2. Wow what a stunning project, very Venetian, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  3. what a brilliant work of art!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. OMG Elaine ... this is just AMAZING & GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Beautiful project, lovely colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Pat xx

  6. An absolutely wonderful piece of artwork Ardilla.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  7. Saw this on your challenge blog and had to pop over. Masks are such fun you have been wonderfully creative with this one. XOXO Zoe

  8. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! What a stunning mask!! It looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  9. Fabulous altered mask, Love the design & colours... WOW... It's an AmAzing piece of Art... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  10. Wow, that mask is just absolutely beautiful. Looks like real gold and it truly looks like it should belong in a museum. Awesome. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  11. Wow, this has totally blown me away! Talk about taking something plain and turning it into a real treasure! These really do look as if they've been worn to some high class Venetian Ball - stunning, truly stunning :)

  12. wow what a beautiful project stunning i love it thanks for playing along at the crafters cafe challenge blog hugs diana

  13. Stunning project,beautiful txx

  14. WOW your mask is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous colors and details! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  15. Stunning, brilliant idea love the shape and the colour is lovely, so rich and tactile. Thanks you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our bling challenge. Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  16. Stunning project. Thanks for joining in at ABC Challenges.

    Dawn DT

  17. Hi Elaine! This mask is totally amazing! I love all your details and all that gorgeous metal!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and the Creative Card Crew!


  18. Wow, this is stunning!

    my daughter has been wanting to embellish a mask like this, I can't wait to show her what you've done, so gorgeous!!!

  19. wow an amazing creation, Thanks for joining us at a HOAC.
    Chris x

  20. Superb mask! You are all set for a Venetian ball now. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

  21. WOW! this is super super gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate:)

  22. WOW WOW WOW!!! This is amazing!!! Absolutely stunning work.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  23. Wow Elaine this is incredible! Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge-I really hope youll join my relaunch challenge and blog hop next month with some fabby sponsors! :-) Elaine -xxx-

  24. Wow wow amazing stunning creation wow. I love how part of it is cut away and the colours are so rich and elegant. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx

  25. I am so jealous of your obvious talent. I'm just blown away at every new project you create. This one tops them all. Over the top gorgeous sweetie!

  26. What a stunning transformation Elaine. It's rich, opulent and thoroughly gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this time.

  27. Beautiful, beautiful Venetian mask!!

  28. Amazing transformation - This mask is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

  29. What a gorgeous mask!! It truly is a work of art -- wonderful design and every element is perfect!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog! Hope you'll join us for the NEW challenge this week...

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  30. OMG!! This is AWESOME!!

    Thanks for playing with us this month at TCCCB!
    FYI: We have a DT Call going on right now! Be sure to check it out!! :)
    Karen C


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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