Mardi Gras Paper Mask

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas — Mardi Gras.  Maybe it’s the colorful costumes or the imaginative floats.  Maybe it’s all the creativity that I love.  But my heart has always skipped a beat when thinking about masks. 

The above mask was create for Somerset Studio using Rubber Moon images.  I love the sense of whimsy that is provided by Rubber Moon. 

The base of the mask was made from air-dry clay.  Before the clay dried, the rubber stamps were impressed into the clay.  Once dry, I painted the mask with watercolor paint.  Yes, that’s watercolor paint.  I used a sealer to protect the mask. 

I do have a few other masks to show you in the next few days.  Some of my masks have been in gallery art shows.

Check out Mardi Gras to be inspired by the colors and creativity.

Tomorrow: Gift at the CHA Designer Showcase