Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Miss Lisa from Kansas has the most awesome challenge up over at Our Creative Corner:  Party Like it's Mardi Gras! I do live in a college town so of course our little local craft store does carry masks. Cheap enough at $2 for three!

Originally just a black plastic mask, I was at a bit of a loss to figure how how to make this mask cool! Turns out spray adhesive and a whole lot (large copious amounts) of black and purple glitter followed by clear spray will give you an awesome glittery finish that stays where it is supposed to.

Here is a close up of the glitter and my decorations. The large metal piece was previously an earring and perhaps you can see the vintage letter I added in behind everything? Used a lovely orange flower from Irini too!

The peacock feathery plant stick I found in the craft section in Walmart. I hot glued it all onto a vintage pot holder I found at the second hand store and dyed up, voila! You have a little wall hanging!

Here is a second photo that also has an unaltered pot holder so you can see what I started with. Somewhat grungy but with a lacy edge that won me over!

Oh and Happy Fat Tuesday? I guess Mardi Gras translates to that from French. I had to google it myself, because I have wondered for years what that meant. Sounds like a good day for a cupcake...honestly. Or making something with glitter and lots of it!


  1. In the UK it's known as PANCAKE TUESDAY...for the same reason- it's all to do with using up all the fats in the house before giving it up for Lent!
    Alison xx

  2. Well, it certainly does NOT look like a black plastic mask now!!!!! Amazing transformation...clever girl:):):):)

  3. you always know how to give it a 360 spin. Just lovely......fat tuesday, just eat a lot because after it is time for a diet until easter. That's what google told me. hahaha, have a good day!

  4. Fabulous mask.. the feathers are the perfect finishing touch!!

  5. Gorgeous mask! That metal embellishment and the feathers look great on that mask. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  6. Okay, I'm finally gonna leave a comment after my umpteenth visit here. Man, I LOOOVE what you've created for Mardi Gras. You REALLY captured the vibrant colors, the all out flair and theme of the inspirational photo. I too, can't believe that the mask was originally black. The speckle appearance of it now it AMAZING. REALLY, REALLY outstanding project my friend!!
    hugs and thank you so much for playing in the challenge at OCC.

  7. Very interesting creation and what a translation - I had no idea LOL!


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