Hi and welcome to my blog :) Some more Steampunk for you today, this is another of my samples for the tv launch of the Time Travellers PP collection. I love decorating masks and I've wanted to do a Steampunk mask for years, so this was an ideal opportunity! This mask is inspired by the clockwork villain in the film 'Hellboy'. I have created this with just die cuts from the collection; stencils; black gesso, texture pastes; Dyna paints, gilding waxes and two metal embellishments.
I started by painting a white mask with black gesso as a base. While that was drying I die cut some cogs, chains, pipes and clocks from black card. I covered some of them with texture paste, and some with gilding waxes. When the paste was dry I painted over it with Dyna paints and gilding waxes.
I used the waste from cutting the cogs as a stencil and added texture paste through it. I also used a lattice stencil with a smooth white texture paste mixed with Dyna paint. I used the card circle waste from the cogs as screw and bolt heads. I added white sand texture paste through a card stencil along the top of the eyes as eye lashes. I used a copper marker pen to outline the eyes, then added cogs as eyeballs and screw heads for the Iris'. I decorated some die cut pipes the same as the cogs and added them as a moustache, then added the metal lock as a mouth.
When all the texture paste was dry I added all the die cut embellishments and a small metal clock. I wanted a suitable mount for my mask, so I took a large piece of cardboard and peeled the top layer off in a few places. I then painted it in black gesso and added gold gilding wax to highlight the texture. When dry I attached the mask with strong bookbinding glue.
I had SUCH a blast creating this mask! It turned out just as I hoped it would. Now as I've said I love Steampunk, I love this mask - and I shall probably make another one! I think my teenage grandson would probably like one for his room.
Thank you for popping by today, I hope you've enjoyed this post - do pop back soon :)