Today I have been having so much fun! Today I finished my Steampunk Mask!
I started off with a plain white cardboard princess mask to which I added some grungeboard tentacles. I love grungeboard – it is sturdy and inkable, yet flexible…….mostly I love it because it smells like leather…..
Once my glue was dry I coloured the whole thing using a black Promarker (I didn’t want to paint it as I am impatient, and wanted to get decorating as soon as I could). I used my Cropadile to punch holes in the tentacles and add copper eyelets to resemble suckers.
Then I cut pieces of black card and glued them on to the tentacles and mask to imitate metal plates. (TIP: mini bulldog clips were invaluable to hold the pieces in place while the glue was drying). Once that was done I used my finger to rub Vintage Golden Green Gilding Wax over the pieces, then buffed to a sheen with a soft cloth.
I added mini brads to look like rivets and added a 7Gypsies metal embellishment to the centre of the headpiece.
I used a Cheery Lynn Steampunk Clock die and just used the centre piece, again I highlighted with gilding wax and glued the piece across one of the eye holes.
Finally I added the Tim Holtz ‘Masquerade’ metal tag with a brad.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Haunted Design House – Steampunk Junk
Left Of Centre – Anything Goes Dark Themed
Quoth The Raven – Poecabulary (Masque of The Red Death)
All Crafts Challenge – Anything Goes Except Cards
The Corrosive Challenge – Show Us Your Metal
Altered Eclectics – Anything Altered