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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Mardi Gras Day - 12th February

Mardis Gras season refers to events of the carnival celebrations beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on Shrove Tuesday.  Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” referring to the practice of the last night of eating before fasting for Lent.

Mardi Gras is celebrated in many countries but New Orleans is probably the most famous with music, parades, picnics and floats.  The actual Mardi Gras Day is Shrove Tuesday when everyone wears purple, green and gold and adorned with long beads which they beg from the floats. 

Masquerade balls are also held during January and February and this is my take on a ticket.

Items from J&C Creations:

Ranger tag
Adirondack Alcohol inks in Butterscotch, Purple Twilight and Clover
Adirondack Blending Solution
Purple, Emerald Green and Golden Yellow ribbons
Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium – in Matte

You will also need:

3 feathers and ribbons in purple, emerald green and golden yellow.


Cover the tag with blending solution and drop each of the inks in a random fashion, moving them about until you are happy with the pattern.  Leave to dry.

Cut out or stamp small letters for Mardi Gras Ball Admit One and arrange on the tag.

Coat with the Matte medium.

Attach a green, purple and yellow feather to one end and tie a bow with the ribbons in the top right corner.

To make this mask I used:

Purple, Emerald Green and Golden Yellow feathers (from eBay)
Purple gems (J&C Creations)
Papier mache mask (The Range)
Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio White Gesso
Pebeo Deco Matte paint in Mango

Paint the mask with 2 coats of white gesso and then 2 coats of the Pebeo paint.

When dry, arrange the feathers in colour stripes and stick the gems around the eye sockets.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love what you've done on this tag Pauline, and I love that you've been using the alcohol inks and been getting all creative with your colours. Keep it up, it looks great. I'm your newest follower too, because I'd love to see what inky projects you make next. Have fun. Michelle x


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