I love Halloween - so this month when I saw that Canvas Corp Brands October Challenge was to create a Masquerade Mask, I knew I had to play along! I had an inexpensive (dollar store) mask just sitting around in my stash waiting to be altered - so this was the perfect opportunity to upcycle it!
Creative Embellishments Chipboard to give the mask a Steampunk look. Once I had the composition in place, I painted the entire mask (which was originally silver) with Heavy Black Gesso. Next, I highlighted areas by dry-brushing elements with Heavy White Gesso. I used four colours of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Suede, Latte, Oriental Poppy and Haunted Shadow) to start adding colour to the mask. First, I sprayed the entire mask with the Suede Glimmer Mist. Then, I used the Latte mist around the bottom/middle. I used the Oriental Poppy mist along the outside edges and the two outside points of the mask. Finally, I used the Haunted Shadow mist up the middle of the mask. Once I was happy with the misting, I dry-brushed Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paints in coordinating colours (Brass Hardware, Royal Red, Blackberry and Ancient Coin) to add more pops of colour to the mask. Here are some more angles/close-ups!