Tuesday, December 11, 2012

African Mask.....Class Sample


I started working on this African Mask 2 weeks ago,

but was struggling, so put it away...



Here's what happened today:


I auditioned the mask on black background fabric...






then I tried yellow background fabric...






I tried out a few embellishments...






the embellishments show up equally well on both 

the dark and light background fabrics...




I decided I like the drama of the black fabric:


We are never short on chicken feathers around here,

so I added a feather head dress to the mask

 and fused it down.






Fused down yellow fabric for eyes and mouth...






Black wooden beads for eyes and a key for the nose...






Drawer pulls for the ears and nails for earrings...




All of the embellishments are stitched on by hand...


I need to bind the edges and mount it on stretched canvas.

See you in class on January 24, 2013



CLICK HERE to view:  African Mask Play Day

CLICK HERE to view:  Couching

CLICK HERE to view:  The Thread Shed

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

3 comments:

Martha said...

Oh, I like this, and agreed with every one of your choices--black or yellow background, etc. Very dynamic piece, and mounted on the black stretched canvas seems just right.
Martha Ginn

Margaret Applin said...

Awesome masks by the way!! Really cool!!

Heather said...

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