Saturday, September 20, 2008
My friends mum, asked me if I would make her a masquerade mask. To be honest my firsth thought was .........strewth!!! I have never ever made one before, or to be frank had any desire to make one. I bought a mask from spotlight, thinking I would be able to pick up a sturdy papier mache one. Nope, they have very flimsy, crappy shiny plastic ones. My mind has gone into overdrive. To paint on that, to get the acylics to stick, I would have to use tile and glass medium. Sounds like a lot of trouble and then, I'm not assured it wont just scratch off. So, I have used sellys aquadhere, watered down and tissues and layered a few separated tissues and just kept glueing. Then when that was dry, I have painted it a base colour which is titanium white and a skin colour. Having googled masquerade masks, I'm more confused than ever , so, I think, I will just create, and try and have fun. I thought, I may make it a work in progress, Just to show that I'm not off doing housework or baking or some other mundane chore !!!