Saturday, 14 March 2009

Lotstodo Week 11 Challenge - Mask It

This weeks theme on the lotstodo challenge blog was 'Masks'. I created this 8 x 8 canvas by firstly applying a thick coat of gesso and writing, stamping, pressing shapes and making squiggles with an old credit card whilst the gesso was still wet. When dry, I applied spiced marmalade distressed inks over the top and used a piece of damp cut n dry to move the ink around. I also blended in a bit of mustard seed. I then placed my TH flourish mask over the right hand corner and covered with fired brick distressed ink.

I then used acrylic dabbers to paint my wooden letters to spell out the word 'Hope'. I stamped the CI Hope caligraphy stamp over each of them with timber brown stazon. I used blaze red stazon to enhance the imprints made with the gesso and added a small amount of gold rub n buff. I then added a few rub ons, a few flourishes made with my cuttlebug, a button, an arrow and last of all a MASK charm.


Ellen said...

what a lot of steps . I do like the naked one where you can really
see the masked bit as well.
Those stamped words on the letters look nice

ju said...


crafty creations said...

Fantastic canvas Sam Love the flourishes

Mags said...

Stunning canvas Sam!

LazyKay said...

VERY effective, love the way the masks have worked and that face (?button) looks great.


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