For this challenge I took a little paper mache book box and painted it black. While I was tidying up my craft I found a pair of large plastic teddy bear eyes so I decided to use one on the front of the book.
I began by using masking tape to make an eye shape and I wanted the texture because it reminded me of skin crinkling around the eye.
I glued the finished piece on to the book cover using Powertex and then covered the whole thing with black Powertex. I then glued on some eggshell as I had originally thought I would do a dragon.
However the eye was all wrong for a dragon so I added in some fabric soaked in black Powertex and while this looked OK I was still not 100% happy. I had some black, grey and white knitting fibre in my stash so I thought that if I soaked it in transparent Powertex it would keep its colour and hopefully look like fur. So I overlaid the black fabric with the fibre and it started to look a little more monsterish. I just love the texture that the masking tape has given the area around the eye and I painted over the whole area with another layer of Powertex to stop the eggshell crumbling off.
Once the area around the eye had dried I had intended to paint the eggshells and masking tape but I really liked the effect that painting it with Powertex gave it so I left it as it was.
I then covered the rest of the outside of the book box with tissue paper and painted it black and rubbed some Viva Gold copper lightly over the top.
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