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« on: September 28, 2008 06:50:29 PM »

Allo again Smiley

I made these two mask paintings for the Vintage Halloween Swap. I was inspired by some vintage papier mache candy bowls I saw a while ago. The backgrounds are antique piano sheet music with a harlequin glitter pattern, and the paint is acrylic. For the record let me state that Martha S glitters are something truly awesome.

Vintage Pumpkin Mask 8x8" (scan)




Vintage Cat Mask 8x8" (scan)






My paint floats leave a little to be desired because *someone* forgot to clean her brushes properly and wrecked them all, but it sort of adds to the vintage look. i think they're cute in a creepy sort of way ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 06:54:04 PM »

Oh! I LOVE these!! Such great work!
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 07:05:27 PM »

Those are so awesome!

And I am in a very monogamous relationship with the Martha glitters. They complete me and nothing else compares.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 07:18:02 PM »

LOVE these!  I love vintage halloween imagery, too, and I think these came out super cool!
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 07:21:08 PM »

They look great. Love them.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 07:43:41 PM »

Those are beautifully done...and yes, a bit creepy.
You are fantastic painter! I love all the details.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008 08:09:56 PM »

cute!
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008 06:10:28 AM »

Very fun, I like =)
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008 07:24:13 AM »

This is so wonderful. The details are fantastic!
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008 07:41:14 AM »

I really like these a lot especially the use of the sheet music and the glitter Grin  Vintage with modern flair; great job!
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2008 10:34:48 AM »

And I am in a very monogamous relationship with the Martha glitters. They complete me and nothing else compares.

I want to buy them all! someone laughed at me and said you could get glitter at the dollar store... yeah Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2008 09:01:27 PM »

they're both so wonderful. i especially love the cat painting. i'm really jealous of your swap partner. i think i'm going to steal their mail. great job!
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008 02:39:21 AM »

Those totally rock. i'd leave them up year round. what is this? martha glitter?Huh awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008 05:08:38 AM »

Really Cool
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008 06:42:41 AM »

Those totally rock. i'd leave them up year round. what is this? martha glitter?Huh awesome.

Martha Stewart's line of glitter. is f'n amazing - really fine and it comes in an amazing range of colours.
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008 07:36:34 AM »

These are really great. I am used to the"creepyness" of these because my mom is a vintage fanatic.  Our house is filled with these things pretty much all year. Not just pumpkins though, she has decorations for every holiday! Anyways, these are terrific. I might make a few for her halloween collection!
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008 07:46:13 AM »

I am pretty sure you need to open an etsy shop. asap. please Smiley lol I love everything you make and have the urge to own it all. I especially need some awesome Halloween decor ;-)
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2008 09:51:15 AM »

Beautiful. May I ask how you got the glitter in such clean, straight lines? or do you just have an incredibly steady hand?!
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2008 11:04:33 AM »

Beautiful. May I ask how you got the glitter in such clean, straight lines? or do you just have an incredibly steady hand?!
Thankyou!

I guess it was mostly just patience. I measured out the pattern, drew on the lines with ink, and then painted 3 diamonds at a time with white glue and a small paint brush and applied lots of glitter. any more than 3 and the glitter wouldn't stick nicely anymore because the glue was starting to set. I'm an impatient crafter, so it was hard to leave the glitter alone until the glue set completely, but basically i would gently shake off the excess and move onto the next 3 diamonds, then repeat. i didn't clean off the non-glitter areas until the thing has set for quite a few hours to make sure i didn't accidentally bump the glittered diamonds. Afterwords I touched up a few of the diamonds that the glitter hadn't stuck nicely to. It probably took about an hour each painting to apply the glitter.
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2008 11:06:59 AM »

These are really great. I am used to the"creepyness" of these because my mom is a vintage fanatic.  Our house is filled with these things pretty much all year. Not just pumpkins though, she has decorations for every holiday! Anyways, these are terrific. I might make a few for her halloween collection!

I personally believe Halloween should be creepy, which is why I love this sort of vintage stuff! I'm thinking i might make a few of these for myself too... they looked great on my mantle while they were drying Wink
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2008 11:28:45 AM »

Those are flippin' awesome! I went straight to the store on my lunch break to buy some Martha glitters! (and they were on sale!!)
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2008 12:49:00 PM »

Those are flippin' awesome! I went straight to the store on my lunch break to buy some Martha glitters! (and they were on sale!!)

hahahha i have a 50% off coupon for Michaels - guess what i'm doing tonight Wink
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2008 01:19:58 PM »

omg i wannnnt!
those are simply fantastic
wonderful job
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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2008 09:34:29 AM »

thanks for the tip--bought the martha glitters on sale last week!   Wink
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