Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Mirror Crack'd Mask Challenge

The theme for the August Challenge at The Mirror Crack'd is "Masks"

Our theme for this month is Masks

Susanne is hosting this challenge and she will be choosing our Winner and Top 5

This challenge is sponsored  sponsored by
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at

The theme of "masks" can be interpreted in many ways, not just a masquerade mask. It can be masks in stamping, painting, mixed media - well you get the ides. So get your thinking caps on and head on over to the blog to post your project. We all look forward to seeing them.
Here is the mask I made for the challenge.  

To begin I started with a plastic mask that I had brought some time ago from the local $2 shop.  It already had a lot of texture on it so I thought it would really lend itself to what I had in mind. I painted the mask with black gesso.

Then I began glueing various bits and pieces that I had lying around to the mask. I did not really give this too much thought I just grabbed pieces as I went.  I have used paperclips, game pieces, metal embellishments, charms, chipboard die cuts, buttons, beads and pieces of old jewellery.

I then gave everything a couple of coats of black gesso making sure everything was well covered.

Once the gesso was dry I sprayed it with metallic paints and then drybrushed it with more lumiere paints.

The pictures do not do the piece justice as there is a lot of shimmer and shine on the project that the camera does not capture. I am really happy with how this turned out and I hope it will inspire you to join us over at The MIrror Crack'd to see what the other talented Design Team members have made and also to make a project of your own and join in.


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  2. Wow! Amazing how you have created something from plastic to something that looks like a treasure. Fabulous! Would love to see you joining Dream in Darkness -challenge.