Run paper, right side up, through Xyron Creative Station.
Place paper with sticky side up. This paper is double sided, so the script you see in the photo is actually the sticky side now. Lay right side of each mask onto sticky side of paper.
Trim excess paper around each mask and cut out inside eye holes. Repeat process to cover back of each mask with solid purple card stock.
Run purple card stock through Xyron Creative Station.
Adhere back of each mask to sticky side of cardstock. Trim excess paper and cut out area inside the eye holes. If needed, you can use sand paper, an emery board, or sanding tool, like the one shown, to smooth any rough edges.
Choose three feathery flourishes and the smallest star medallion from each set. Ink with Versamark ink and heat emboss each piece with Charred Gold embossing powder first. Reheat the embossing powder and while embossing powder is still hot, randomly sprinkle a small amount of Queen's Gold embossing powder and quickly reheat until melted. Repeat process for back of each piece. You only need to cover the parts of these pieces that might extend past the mask and be seen from the back.
Adhere pieces to each mask, as shown. The star medallion is centered and attached to the top mask, while the flourishes are adhered to the bottom mask, just above where the top mask will sit.
Cut a piece of 4" long white fringe to 13". Place onto a craft mat and spray with water first, Then spray both Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar Distress Spray Stains over the fringe. Spray more water to help the colors lighten as well as blend. Allow the fringe to dry. It will dry to a lighter color. Then cut off any excess trim.
Glue purple trim around bottom mask, as shown. I also outlined the eye openings on the bottom mask with the gold Krylon pen, as shown.
When the top mask is placed over the bottom mask, you will be able to see the gold outline around the eyes, as shown below.
However, before we glue the two masks together, let's finish the top mask. Glue purple trim around the edges of the top mask. When glue dries, cut off any excess trim.
Next, glue a line of flat back pearl trim centered over purple trim.
Cut two dangle daisy pieces from dangle daisy trim. Lay onto craft mat and spray with Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. Then dab ColourArte Solar Gold onto each piece. Let dry.
Glue dangle daisy trim piece to each side of top mask, as shown.
Spread a thick bead of fast grab tacky glue along outer edge of bottom mask, as shown. Let set for a minute or two. Gently curve upper mask, and have a few clamps nearby and ready to use.
Align both top and bottom masks together and clamp along edges until glue dries.
You may need to insert something between the two masks to keep the upper mask curved. I used an extra clamp and shoved it between them. Let the masks sit until the glue is dry.
Next, I inserted and glued small white feathers between the feathery flourishes to soften the top edges. I glued matching gold buttons to the two daisy dangles and start medallion, as shown. You may need to cut the shank off of the buttons before glueing them down.
Now, we need to add a handle. I painted a 12" dowel that is 1/4' wide with pearl paint. You may need two coats for good coverage. If you are right handed, you will want the handle to be on the left side of the mask so that when you are holding the mask, your right hand is free to use. If you are left-handed, then place the handle on the right side of the mask.
Use a good glue to attach the handle to the back of the mask, and cover the top of the handle with a small piece of the solid purple card stock to help keep the handle in place.
Here are a few closeups for you.
GSL Masks Shape Set
GSL Star Medallions
GSL Feathery Flourishes Set
Lavender paper collection (Prima)
Coordinating purple card stock
Lumiere Pearl White paint
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains (Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar)
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist (Heirloom Gold)
ColourArt Radiant Rain Solar Gold Dauber
Krylon 18kt. Gold Leafing Pen
Charred Gold (Emerald Creek)
Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Xyron Creative Station
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Various ribbons, lace, trims, buttons, and embellishments
Diamond gemstones (Paper Studio)
12" wooden dowel (1/4" wide)
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