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« on: April 18, 2010 08:20:26 PM »

I made this mask originally for an angel package which wasn't needed; the lost package turned up full of really cool stuff. The inspiration is Renaissance Faire/Circus/Steampunk/Repo the Genetic Opera. It was fun to make and I think I will put it up as a wall decoration.

Here is an action shot. My son looks so much like an evil imp in this one, I love it.

Here is a clear shot of just the mask.

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 08:39:11 PM »

Oh, how fun!

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010 09:08:23 PM »

That's really cool. Smiley What material/method did you use?

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 10:36:04 PM »

What material/method did you use?

The mask base is a plaster mask I got at a craft shop. The top part is a stiff material used for hat making cut to the right shape. Each piece was individually covered front and back with black micro suede. I can tell you that gluing micro suede is really messy, even when I managed to get the stickiness off I was left with black fingers for another 24hrs. I distressed the top part a little with a iron to give it an aged look. The two pieces were then glued together. I painted the edges of the top part with gliter paint to give a subtle colour hint, it doesn't really show in the photo. The skull was something I found in a sale basket, the bell came from a Lindt bunny and the rest of the embellishments came from a bag my mother-in-law brought back from India when she lived there. With all the gluing it took about a day. Next time I have a suitable swap I want to do it again, it was fun.

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