Saturday, January 24, 2015

Paper faces on parade

It's a masquerade!

This month's color challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang was another beautiful palette of color.  Purples are hard for me, mainly because I don't really have any.  But that's what I love about Lindy's, I was able to blend colors to make something work perfectly.

I had an old mask that I wanted to re-do since day one and for some reason this color palette sparked an idea that just fell into place.  

After peeling off all the old hot glue and fabric from the original mask I did a base layer of torn book pages and gel medium, this helped cover all the hot glue residue I couldn't get off.  Over that I used a Crafter's Workshop harlequin stencil and light modeling paste.  While the paste was still wet I added Lindy's embossing powder in Midnight Ruby.  I let the paste dry overnight then heat embossed the powder.

 At this stage I wasn't really a fan of where this was going, the mask didn't go on as well as I had imagined, but I kept going.  I gave the entire mask a light coat of Golden Sleigh Bells and a few spots of A Bit o'Bubbly.  Over all that I sprayed, the sadly discontinued, Cranberry Mist Burgundy.

I used the same colors on some prima leaves then inked the edges with an eggplant chalk ink.  I just used the Cranberry mist on a feather spray that I salvaged from the original mask.  The gems were also salvaged from the original mask.  The flower is a Maya Road that matched perfectly.  

This time I am much happier with how my mask turned out and have no intentions of another re-do!


  1. Super mask! Thanks so much for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge this month!

  2. Amazing project, wow! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

  3. Beautiful mask!! Thank you for joining us at Lindys for the Color Challenge!!

  4. This artwork is so beautiful :) full of mystery. Thank You for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge!

  5. wow amazing projects! Thanks for joining us at Lindy's color challenge!

  6. How cool is that ? Fantastic !!! Thank you so much for taking part in Lindy's Stamp Gang colour challenge. Thank you for sharing your art. Hugs, Marta xx