This is the first project I made for my Guest Design Challenge - Masks over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum. Get your game on and join us! I am going to start with how I made the mask.
I used a technique called Faux Leather. I wanted to make the mask look as skin like and leathery as possible.
Start with small pieces of masking tape. I made the shape of a head, left areas for eyes and mouth open.
I used Whisper White card stock as my base.
I did add some extra layers on the nose for a little dimension.
When finished with my masking tape base, I applied inks with a sponge and then with my fingers.
Next was to add the shine. I Versa Marked the entire face.
Clear Embossing Powder was applied to the mask. Heat gun to melt the powder and give the mask a nice texture.
Once embossed, I cut out the mask. Cut out the eyes, mouth, and made small holes where the nose would be.
I used a new Stampin' Up! product called Simply White Pressed Clay for the teeth. I molded with my hands and placed on edge of cut area of mouth.
Clay took a day to dry. Once dry I used inks to color in teeth.
I really liked how the Crystal Effects, ink, and tissue paper look like bloody skin, so I used it again around the teeth and eyes.
Once the Crystal Effects was dried, I cut a slit at the top of mask and used Linen Thread and a needle to sew cut slit.
Then added red ink to thread and holes.
I stamped eyes with a stamp from Lost Coast Designs. Stamp is from a set called Keys Set 1200. Ink used was Black Staze On.
I printed images from Google that had to do with the history of Bloody Face. Cut and used masking tape to adhere to 12" x 12" Crumb Cake card stock.
For the name, I mixed Rookwood Red and True Red Acrylic Inks and wrote the name with my finger.
Spritzed Silver Foil Smooch Spritz over entire page.
When page was dry, I adhered mask with Sticky Strip.
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