Steampunk Masquerade

Today I have been having so much fun! Today I finished my Steampunk Mask!

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…..

cardboard mask

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.

gilding wax

I added mini brads to look like rivets and added a 7Gypsies metal embellishment to the centre of the headpiece.

7gypsies clock

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.

steampunk eyepiece

Finally I added the Tim Holtz  ‘Masquerade’ metal tag with a brad.

masquerade tag

 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

15 Replies to “Steampunk Masquerade”

  1. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Awesome mask!! So clever to use the grungeboard for tentacles. Worked out marvelously! I love the eye piece, too.
    Thank you for joining us in the dungeon at HDH!!

  2. Brilliant creation. Love all the little details (your photos rock). I would have never guessed it started out as a princess mask, this is awesome. Thanks for joining us at LOC.

  3. I totally LOVE this! So creative – who’d have thought that a princess mask could become so gorgeously steampunky? You rock! Thank you for sharing this with us at Left of Center. xxx Keren

  4. This is awesome. So much work went into that masterpiece and I love all the tentacles. Thank you for playing along with us at quoth the raven and we hope to see you again.
    Ike xxx

  5. This is amazing! so much work and brilliant development. your instructions and description is so clear and just an incredible process. I was sure it was metal. Way to go and thanks for coming to LOC with this! Samara DT – LOC

  6. wow that is an amazing job you have done looks fabulous and just like metal , thanks for joining us at Left of Centre Challenge Pam DT x

  7. What an amazing piece of work. I thought it was all metal w/leather. You did an awesome job love the whole thing. 😀
    Thanks for joining us at Craft My Life: All Crafts Challenge.
    Deborah ACC DT

  8. Such a fabulous creation hun – Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu

  9. Amazing what can be done with a princess mask!
    I love the tentacles…. inspiring project.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Quoth the raven…
    hope to see you again when our next challenge goes live. BDx

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