Freitag, 2. Oktober 2015

Halloween Medieval Plague Mask and Scepter - Tutorial

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Halloween may not be a traditional German celebration, but virtually every German youngster knows about it. For adults as well, over the last decade Halloween has become popular in Europe. It's now common to see pumpkin and jack - o'- lantern decorations in Germany by mid - october.
Only in certain regions or neighbourhoods do German youngsters actually go trick - or - treating. But while trick - or - treating my be rare, Halloween has become a very "cool" party theme for young and old.

I created a Medieval Plague Mask and a Scepter for an upcoming Halloween Party

I searched the internet for template and tutorial to create a mask and found an easy solution at 

Of course, the finished base construction need a paint treatment.

DecoArt Media Gesso Black, Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black / Burnt Umber / Burnt Sienna and  Metallic Gold. Media Ultra - Matte Varnish.
DecoArt Americana Decou-page Matte

Kitchen Roll Paper
Self - adhesive Aluminiumfoil
Cuttlebug / Sizzix Embossing Folder Riveted Metal
Kraft - Tex - Kraft Paper Fabric Black
Foamboard black
Idea - ology D-Ring and brads
Hot Glue Gun

Because the paint wouldn't stick to duct tape,  i adhered a few layers of kitchen roll paper first. I also glued down half pearls to look like rivets.

Next was painting ( Gesso and Carbon Black) and drybrushing ( Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Metallic Gold) in order you see below in the pictures. Finished with an Ultra - Matte Varnish

This is a part of the mask construction ( eye portholes)
I also used embossed and painted aluminium foil

Another modification from the original construction
I used Kraft - Tex to create the mask - straps instead of duct - tape 

Now...for the scepter...

....slicing heads with the dremel 

The base of the Scepter are a plastic staff, some skull heads different sizes and Aves Apoxie Clay

Below you see the base construction around the plastic staff

I painted the skull base with DecoArt Media Gesso White and applied Media Texture Sand Paste

Hours of painting later .. i was unsatisfied.... and ...

...painted the skull - base with Media Gesso White again

..and i went for an ivory - look with Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff followed by Media Matte Medium and a layer of Media Antiquing Cream Raw Umber

Well.....let's Party

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Scary Halloween

Samstag, 26. September 2015

Facebook Card Swap - Bonus Halloween ATC's

Hi Crafters (:o)

We recently did a card - swap at facebook with newly stamps from the last stamp - fair

Stamps are Carabelle Studio *Cabinet of curiosities*

The background is embossed card, spritzed with DecoArt Media Mister...

..and a treatment of DecoArt Antiquing Cream

I also made three ATC's

Stamp Carabelle Studio

Stamp Carabelle Studio

I adhered Tissue paper to cardstock with DecoArt Media Matte Medium

Spritzed some accents with DecoArt Media Mister Orange

Some stenceling with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black and Andy Skinner Stencil

More accents With DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister Violet


..and heat embossing

..and colouring with DecoArt Media Mister and a small brush

Thanks for reading and happy crafting