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Flower mask

Create this theatrical piece of wall art using a blank mask, some artificial roses and a selection of Resene testpots.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 34

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Artificial red roses (with foliage), clear silicon, florists’ wire, paintbrushes (including wide and fine artists’ brushes), Premium Art Grade Multimask (available from, PVA glue, Resene Art Action Bullion, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Black, Resene Guardsman Red, Resene Porsche, and Resene Spray, scissors.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Spacecote Flat waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Bismark.

Other ideas: For a darker effect, use Resene Art Action Copper Fire over a base coat of Resene El Salva.

Step 1
Step one
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the mask and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 2
Step two
Apply two coats of Resene Porsche to the mask and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Art Action Bullion to the mask, applying the paint with a stippling technique to create a texture to the surface. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the eyes with two coats of Resene Alabaster, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the lips with two coats of Resene Guardsman Red, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the iris of each eye with two coats of Resene Spray, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Paint in the remaining face details with Resene Black and paint a highlight in each eye with Resene Alabaster. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Cut the heads off approximately twenty of the artificial roses.
Step 8
Step eight
Position the rose heads across the top of the mask, fixing into place with clear silicon and use florists’ wire and silicon to attach a spray of roses and foliage to the base of the mask. Let the silicon set before hanging the mask.

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