Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Artful Mask

In an effort to raise funds for scholarships, the faculty members of "Art Is...You Art Retreats" are creating one-of-a-kind masks that will be up for auction.

About a month ago, a blank masked arrived at my doorstep.


Having created 3D art only a few times before, I decided to approach this mask as I would a page in my art journal.

I collaged the mask with dressmaker's tissue and ephemera and then added color with acrylic washes.

With markers I added a little bit of doodling and written words. Then collage a few butterflies, add some dangling hearts, attach a scalloped edge with decorative paper and it's done!

"Creative Soul"

"She is brave and strong"

"She lives an artful life"

You can see some of the amazing masks created by many artists appear at the "Art Is...You" Facebook page.

© Nancy Lefko

2 comments:

Lillian Connelly said...

This is really beautiful. I hope it goes for a high price!

Anonymous said...

Where did you order your blank mask from regarding your article on ARTFUL MASK?