I've had this plaster mask sitting patiently in a box under my desk for months but it had a mustard yellow eye which didn't inspire me in the least. So after deciding the mustard had to go I rummaged through my very small glitter supply and found this gorgeous teal colour knowing it would be a perfect blend with the new Pebbles Floral Lane papers.
I will be the first to admit that I love feathers, especially ostrich feathers and I've had this beauty tucked away waiting for a day where I could use it in a way that gave it maximum impact. I hot glued it all the way around the mask and instantly loved the effect as it fluffed itself out in all the right places and sat flat around the face creating a perfect frame. It also gave me the ideal line for my flowers and leaves as I hadn't really worked out what I was going to do with them until the feather was glued down and gave me the inspiration I needed.
The flowers were really quite quick to make as I used a flower pattern from the Cricut 'Straight From The Nest Cartridge', rolled the edges and then glue them together using a hot glue gun. The leaves were hand-cut from coloured hessian (burlap) and I was really thrilled at how easy the Pebbles 'Candy Dots' adhered to the fabric. I can promise you, once they were on... they were there for the keeping.
And to finish the project I added a row of the Pearl Candy Dots across the front of the plaster mask to add some dimension.
There you have it, my new favourite mask for my daughter's room and when we've finished painting her room and her furniture is moved back in I will take a photo of her mardi gras wall with the masks I have made her so far. But guaranteed by the time we've finished there might be another couple of additions... hope so!
From farm to you...