TA DA!!! A Blue Delft Tragedy! I learned some valuable lessons with this one.
I found this fabric and thought it was perfect. With a bit of fussy cutting it could work for the images on the mask.
It was tricky cutting all those tiny shapes, but here is a close up of some of the pieces that I fussy cut.
I had to figure out how to get the shadow on the mask and at the same time have the blue flowers on the mask show up. I tried several different fabrics but thought I would be able to get the best result by using organza for the shadow. I could fuse the organza, but what to use. I experimented with Wonder Under and Misty Fuse.
If you look closely, you can see that the Misty Fuse piece shows hairline webbing and I didn't want to have that showing on the organza. But how do you cut up the organza so that it doesn't fray....
with a wood burning tool. It works beautifully. But I learned that it was easier to burn it if the fusible web paper was left attached to the piece. So now I had all the pieces for the mask, but what about the background. A sense of tiles for the background would be good. The grid created with blue satin ribbon, looked a little flat. Some FMQ helped. Here's a close up.
It was time to apply the mask to the background. I fused the mask to the background and discovered that I not only had "shadow" on the mask, but some shadowing from behind too. Look closely....
See it there on the forehead? Oh well...I'll know better next time.