Saturday, 19 March 2011

Mardi Gras Mask

Pancake day is celebrated in other parts with a party and a street celebration with music floats custumes and a great fun vibe.   The girls at Gingersnaps explained that the official colours are Purple, Green and Gold.   Missed the Gingersnap event on the 8th March but have made this mask as a late entry, the section is open until the end of Lent.

This pressed paper basic shape has been in a box for around a year waiting for paint and and purpose.   The style and design were inspired by Alison (Mommabear) who made some marvelless masks last year and I'm the lucky owner of one!

Using acrylic paints I mixed the purple maybe needed a little more white to brighten it.  The divisions between the purple bits and green bits were marked out in gold pen.    Masks and other Carnival style patterns were stamped and embossed in gold and Purple.   The eyes highlighted Alison style with lush lashes.  Gems for brows lower eyelids complete the look.   The Glass head lives in my porch and it is now dress with the mask.

16 comments:

  1. gosh hun this is just fantastic,gosh the detail on this the colurs,just amazing its just so effective,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  2. Wow Zoe that is so great! Beautiful colours!

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  3. Fabulous mask. I too have a mask languishing in my cupboard - maybe I should get it out now. xx

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  4. Beautiful mask Zoe , work of art! Thankyou for my ' Azura' news cutting and card, even if it was 12 months late! I still enjoyed reading it and loved the teddy bear card xxxx

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  5. wow! I love that you have a glass head on your porch! This mask is an awesome creation!

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  6. WOW , What a fabulous mask, The glass head is pretty cool too, shes lucky to be wearing your beautiful mask.
    hugs Lynn

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  7. Hi Zoe..

    Now i have to confess that clowns, masks an cows are my biggest fear, so i am doing really well even looking lol..
    Well done you, looks great.

    Huggies Angel

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  8. Wow very scary mask reminds me for some reason of the Boston strangler ! Amazing all the same great colours.

    Marie

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  9. This is beautiful, love your colors.

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  10. Fabulous design, great colours and love the use of the gems.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  11. WOW this is striking due to the colours, just love that green, it's so bright and cheery and sits very well with the purple - Sam xxx

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  12. Another wow from me Zoe your mask is out of this world fabulous and loving your glass head.... Annette x

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  13. What can I say but WOW! Zoe this maak is amazing I love all things vibrant and this is. SandraXX

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  14. Fabulous mask! Thanks for joining in on the Mardi Gras celebrations at Gingersnap Creations!

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