Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Misty Masks

Here is my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Number 27, Distress Misting Masks. The technique can be found on page 60 of this fab volume. Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this weeks challenge is Masking, so I can also enter my tag in this challenge as well.
My supply of masks is very limited so I made one from the caged bird die and cut it from a bit of acetae from the packaging.
I have inked over the mask with tumbled glass and broken china distress inks, stamped some flourishes in vintage photo, then sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist in turquoise, and my bird is cut from grungepaper covered in tissue tape. I have made the flowers from metal following the instructions on Lin Brown's fab blog Yours Artfully. They are really simple to make, and when coloured with alcohol inks can be made to go with any project. In fact I found making them a bit addictive and now have quite a few flowers in various shapes sizes and colours. They are bound to come in useful at some time.

16 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Sue, great that you made your own mask, it has worked so well. Gorgeous colours and elements.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftytrog said...

This is a gorgeous tag Sue! Love how you used the cage die as a mask, & those flowers are fab! xx

Netty said...

Beautiful tag, love it. Annette x

Kat said...

gorgous tag,
what a grate idea to use the bird cage as your mask,fab metal flower,
Kat.

Terry said...

Before I forget, you should link this up to Simon Says Stamp and Show your masking. The link is on my blog! Your tag is incredible and I love the bird and birdcage masking! Way cool! I never really noticed the "Pink Ink" and guess what the color is that now decorates my carpet??? Too funny!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great idea for mask. I love the whole thing and that flower is to die for! What's it made of?

Daniele said...

what a lovely tag, i so love the flowers that Lin makes, notice that your going soon to the Tim holtz workshop, lucky you

Paula said...

great tag!

Sharon said...

Love the colours and style of your tag, Sue. The masking looks great!

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous tag! I'm going to have to try those flowers - they look so cool!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful tag love the masking that you did with the bird cage , great flower too
Marilyn

donna said...

Wonderful tag. I love using the birdcage for a mask. The flowers are really cool too.

Nancy said...

This is so very pretty!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your tag is just gorgeous! love the little bird and all the stamping that you did.

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag so pretty and you have used my fave bird and cage works well as a mask!
going to look at the flowers they are fab.
Maggie

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sue, this is so incredibly pretty! I just love the colors you used, and your masking is PERFECT! The little musical bird is sweet as she can be, and the metal flowers are fab!

I love that the birdy is ready to soar!