Sunday, July 11, 2010

making a mask

I have been making a mask as a gift.  It is something I am making up as I go along and so far it is going quite well.

I started off cutting out the shape on a piece of medium weight vilene - I then added a piece of pellon another piece of vilene and then some lightweight black fabric.

I stitched it together with 6 strands of black dmc cotton using a blanket stitch.
The next step was to add to the basic mask to personalise it.  Bugle beads and tiny sequins secured with a bead form an arch over one eye.  Kind of like eyelashes.

I cut up some black lace which had beads and silver sequens  on flowers and leaves.  Each flower is attached individually.  I removed the silver sequins and added blue ones with black beads.  I am not sure about the colour.  I would have used black but my husband thought it needed colour.

To give it a bit more movement I added some black tulle to one side and behind the eyes.

This last pic is not very clear - I will take a better one tomorrow.


michelle said...

what a cool mask it turned out wonderful ! i love the slippers and bag, it is too hot here to think about christmas but it does tend to creep up on us very quick !!

Linda said...

Thanks Dian, this how-to is great. I think this mask is quite dramatic and I just love how it's turned out. I am sure it will be well received.