Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Green Man with his Autumn Crown


I found this mask blank at the Range, it is much smaller than the usual size I work with which brought challenges of it's own, things had to be scaled down.   The blank was coloured with Viva Inca Gold in bronze and green.   Then sprayed it with more autumnal colours of Glimmer Mists.   After it was dry it was stamped with leaves and branch, the branch stamped again and gold ep added.   The leaves of the crown are vellum and parchment type paper.   Once they were added the whole was sprayed with gold spray and sparkle.   Florist moss and a strand of twisted sari silk were the final additions.

The Green Man, a pre Christianity god or god like being who lived in woodlands.  He is always represented with a face crowned and surrounded with and by leaves and vines.   Often seen as a fearful being a powerful demanding deity.    With Halloween this month it is easy to conjecture links between the halloween tales and this ancient terror.

Friends who visit regularly know how much I enjoy these 3D tactile projects.   I'm sharing this one with:

Mixed Media Mojo - Anything goes with fabric (I hope the twisted sari silk fits the criteria)
Altered Eclectics - Always Anything Altered Goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Halloween or not, anything altered
The Mirror Crack'd - The Body Beautiful
Ruby's Rainbow - Autumn Leaves
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything but a Card

15 comments:

  1. Fab mask. Love the story behind it and the colours are gorgeous! My mask came from the Range too! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd this time. Cxxx

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  2. Lovely mask, I painted an autumn green man last week, too. Valerie

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  3. Wonderful mask and a great shape as well. I enjoyed reading your post about the Green Man

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Great mask! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  5. Silk works for the fabric twist to our challenge. This little mask is adorable and well done! Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki (DT)

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  6. Stunning! The colors look almost transparent - beautiful! xo

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  7. wonderful project
    thanks for joining us on Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

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  8. Beautiful stamping.Great creation.Thanks for joining in with us over at Rubys Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  9. What a lovely Piece you have created. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this time Julie - Guest Designer

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  10. What a wonderfull mask... Thanks for joining us at the creative corner challenge blog!! Greets Esther

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  11. What a wonderful mask, love the colours.

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

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  12. This is so lovely and absolutely so much fun just to look at. Thank you for joining us at the Mirror Crack'd. xo

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  13. Wonderful mask, love the way you used the silk, very pretty and great texture. Thanks so much for playing with us a Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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