There's a masquerade ball taking place
over at the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.
Everyone was asked to
create a mask for their partner.
Here is the mask I created for Laura Carson
The color requirement
was black, ivory and orange.
I bought a simple black mask from a craft store.
The mask already had the handle on it.
I glued a cardboard attachment
at the top of the mask.
The cardboard and mask were
then covered with fabric.
I warped the stick with two
different colors of ribbon and added a tassel.
I found this whimsical Marie Antoinette paper doll on Etsy.
Digital Collage Print Sheets by Julia van der Werf
I dressed up her headdress with
satin flowers, a black dresden swan,
some lace and a tiny pumpkin
I added copper wings and glitter
along her neckline.
This is an articulated paper doll and
I used copper brads
to attach the limbs.
Marie holds a Jack O'Lantern, all
ready for trick or treating!
I also added three paper medallions
to the top of the mask trimmed with glitter.
Dresden trim around the eye opening,
velvet trim on the bottom and
cording around the upper portion.
A dresden spider web with a skull
& cross bones amulet/medallion.
I decided that while
I was making one mask,
I should make two!
Very similar to the first mask,
but the ornamentation
is different and the
paper doll is dressed differently.
This was fun to create and I would love to
create more mask in the