Wednesday, 5 August 2015

#12 Masks

Welcome to our August Challenge

Before we get down to the theme I am delighted to introduce a new member to our team.
Hi there! My name is Jenn and I am a lover of all forms of Art! I reside in Oregon with my fiancée and my daughter and grandson. I have loved creating things for most of my life and while studying Business took most of my elective courses at college in Art! I not only love paper crafts such as card making and scrapbooking, but also enjoy altering thrift store and garage sale finds, jewelry making, doodle art and my newest found passion is mixed media! I love all of the layers and products available to create beautiful things even from junk! I am honored and excited to be a part of a Design Team that has become an inspirational place for me in my creations!

Our theme for this month is Masks

We would love to see your projects made either with masks, such as the venetian/fancy dress type many of the team have used, or with traditional masking of stamps, or masks/stencils. Just remember please, no cards.

Susanne is our host for this challenge who will be choosing our Winner and Top 5

We are thrilled to be sponsored by
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at

Over to the team for some inspiration

I created a 6" x 6" flower canvas 

Elaine aka Ellapu

Angela @ Felix the Crafty Cat

I made this by cutting a paper mache mask into two pieces, adding texture using various stencils and colouring with sprays and gilding wax. If you would like more details of how I made this please visit my blog: Felix the Crafty Cat

I use the theme on canvas in two versions, once as gothic mask and as stamp technique (face and clocks) more details on my blog.


I used a plastic mask from the local $2.00 shop and added diecuts, chipboard, charms and metal embellishments which I then painted with black gesso and Lumiere paints.  Check over at my blog to see how it all came together,


I decided to use Mask Techniques for my piece. It is part of a Pocket Page I made for a Travel Folio. To see the mask technique hop over to my blog. I have used inks and embossing powders.


My take on the theme "Masks'' is an  A4 journal page made with lots of mixed media supplies. Starring: Prima's texture paste- platinum crackle.

I started off with a papier mache mask which I gessoed and then painted with 5 colours of Maya Gold paint and one of Luminarte Silks. I decorated with rainbow faux gems and prima pearl swirls.


I made this art journal page with different mixed media techniques!

Hi Friends! 
Here is my painting for the Mask... I did this painting with water colors, acrylics, gel pens,stencils, and white gesso in a mixed media journal... I hope this inspires you to join in and create your version of the Masks... If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my Blog
Thank you so much!

I used modroc - plaster fabric, to create a textured mask to which I added pieces of book and manuscript paper, covered with gesso and coloured with distress inks.  Swirls created with string and painted.

I started with a cardboard mask that I cut in half, overlapped a bit and glued back together. It was then layered with several  mediums  including textures, sprays, embossing powders and stains to create each side. I was inspired by under sea exploration and the beautiful things they find under layers of corrosion. For more details on how I made this or to see my other artwork head over to my blog.

I have used a papier mache mask and canvas, and created a camouflage effect with acrylic paint to represent how we hide behind "masks". And then I used glitter card and a Tattered Lace Mask die to show how we use "masks" to present a "better" side of ourselves. I also used Frantage, gilding flakes and texture paste - with buttons and pearls!

#11 Canvas, Winner and Top 5

Thank you all for your your beautiful canvas projects, so diverse and inspirational!
Esther hosted for us this last month and she has chosen her winner and top 5 as follows:-
The texture and colours of this canvas really caught my eye and I love the way the crackled background and twine set off the picture perfectly.

Please contact Lin at the email address in the side bar to  let me know if you want to Guest for us, so we can liaise and sort out suitable dates.

and Esther's Top 5 are:-

14 Chrissy

3. Jenn D

8. Claire Boelema

11. Cec

20.Irit Shalom
Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our August challenge.