Friday 3 May 2013

Dylusions mask - a fishy one..

Today I completed one of my favourite projects ever - a Dylusions mask! Such fun!!
I made this for Hobbykunst on Connie's request.

First I started off with a blank mask, made from paper mache. I had to prime it with gesso, since it was brown (kraft)..
Once dry, I started creating my water background, using Dylusions sprays Vibrant turquoise, Calypso teal and Cut grass. It took quite a few layers of ink to get the effect I wanted, because of the gesso.

I then stamped some sea weed around the bottom of the mask.
I tried colouring it with Cut Grass at first, but that didn't show very much, so I ended up with painting it with Liquid Pearls Key Lime.

Went around the edges with a black pen to make the sea weed stand out a bit more..

I then stamped, coloured and cut out more sea weed, another kind this time. This was coloured with Fresh Lime and Cut Grass, and glued to the top of the mask once dry.

Now all I had to do was stamp, colour and cut out loads of fish and creatures of the sea..
Before I glued these lovelies to the mask, they all got a dash of Glossy Accent on their eyes.

Some doodling and a lot of Glue Dots later.... the mask was done! Tadaaaaa! :)

I got the inspiration from Jim Hankins, aka The Gentleman Crafter.
He was the first one (as far as I know) to make these masks, and I would really like to thank him so much for all this fabulous work and inspiration!! Btw, did you see his Dylusions school bus? So so cool!

Can't wait to make my next mask!!!
(Just wish the day had more hours...)

Thanks for stopping by!
Siv xx


  1. I adore and collect masks... this is awesome... love it xx

  2. Gorgeous!! I saw Jim's too and between his and your great one, I'll have to find a blank mask to dylusion!! Thanks for sharing it... I saw it first on the FB group. :)

  3. Fantastic! I love it! Great job!

  4. Beautiful! Love the colors, creativity and great tutorial!

  5. Veldig veldig veldig kul! Digger den :)

  6. Denne var sikkelig stilig:) likte den:)


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