Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sox's "Masked Ball" Marie Antoinette Folder
Today, I finished my two pages in Sox's Marie Antoinette folder entitled "The Masked Ball." To create this spread, I first painted the two pages with antique gold acrylic paint. I had the sheet music for an aria from the Verdi opera "Un Ballo in Maschera" (The Masked Ball) and thought it would make a nice background for the masks I wanted to create.
Next, I used two faces (actually make-up templates). My idea was to have the plain faces covered by masks. I took a duplicate of each face and cut out the eyes to make my masks. I then decorated them with lace, trim and some bling. I secured the finished masks over the plain faces with a brad at the chin (no, it's not a chin piercing). This way you can rotate the mask to reveal the face beneath.
Finally, I took a mask from the goodie bag of materials that arrived with the folder and added beautiful ribbons to create a tag. On the back, I wrote "Behind a mask, I can be whoever I want to be."