Monday, March 10, 2008

Behind the Mask Challenge

I was having fits with this project. It seemed to me that everyone was covering the mask and doing bead embroidery...something I'm not really good at. I knew what I wanted, but it wasn't coming together for me. I'm not used to doing pieces like this and felt like maybe it was a mistake to try.

Then it hit me. I do not have to embroider this piece. I scrapped the felt and painted the mask blue. The ridges are rope I covered in beads, and I wrapped the outer edge like a cabochon. I'll add the "petals" to the outer edge. I haven't decided on placement, yet, but I'm getting there. There will be more paint... this blue is a little too intense for me. After that, who knows? I have until May.

The challenge is sponsored by The Beadin Path.


abeadlady said...

It looks like your mask is going to be really cool, Jen. I think you will enjoy having a blog. It's a great way to share things with your friends and it's easier to go into more detail than on the forum.

I've added you to my links.

Denise said...

Wow!! Love the idea of the leaves and the roping!! Nothing like thinking outside the box to make an impact!! I'm looking forward to following the progress!
Cheers, Denise

Charlene said...

Excellent idea to use roping! Good for you for letting your artistic instinct take over :) Now, when will it be done, as I'm really anxious to see the finished piece! LOL

AJ said...

Welcome to the blogging world, Jen! :D

I'm really excited to see how this mask turns out.

kally said...

I like the blue myself, but that's me...I love the creativity that you are freeing up in yourself. Hooray for you!