Here is the second of two porch posts I created. I really like the look of this post, it’s a classic look that would fit any porch setting.
The post measures approximately 44″ tall and has a 12″ X 12″ base. It features wood letters stained with Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink in “Vintage Photo”. I used my “go-to” black acrylic paint from Liquitex in “Mars Black”. The creamy white top coat is Sherman Williams WeatherShield Paint in “Aged White”. The hardware was purchased through Amazon. I added a floral touch to the post with a 3D foam flower I had in my craft supplies. I decorated the flower Finnabair “Vintage Gold” and “Rich Copper” Metallique Wax Cire Cera. Lastly, I sealed the post with Minwax Polycrylic in “Clear Matte”.
I’ve been making and donating masks since early March of this year. I continue to make masks most every day or weekly. (made and donated a little over 300 masks) While I enjoy making, I started to have a little fun thanks to my sister Mary, who made some really nice “bling’d out” masks for our nieces. She inspired me.
I dug out my fabric stash and bling embellishments and started to play. Here are a few of masks I recently made.
I continue to keep mask fundamentals incorporated into the fun masks (i.e., 100% cotton, filter pocket, adjustable ear elastic, etc), that I am making.
It’s nice to add creative and fun designs to masks. Masks do not have be utilitarian looking. I know however, some people need a generic looking masks for their occupation or work requirement. I have made several for correction officers and EMTs. I consider the creative style masks as “weekend wear masks”, something to put on that’s fund but has the protection the CDC and scientists/doctors are recommending.
I was pleased with how the bridal mask turned out. I hand beaded the lace which was overlayed over a liner fabric for breathability.
I ended up selling two of these masks. Both customers were gifting them to brides-to-be for their upcoming weddings.
This next one was fun to make. It was the first time I used a rhinestone setter. I like the breathability of the stretch denim, also lined with a cotton fabric. The lace in the pocket added a bit of “denim and lace” style.
For my next “fun mask”, I plan to use some HTV. I’ve used HTV before, but not very experienced, so making a few masks with HTV will cross this learning curve off my crafting bucket list for the year!
I look forward sharing more fun masks with you and I hope you are inspired to create your fun masks.
In Part Two of this series, I continue the process for redesigning the project. I introduce the paper collection for the project and demonstrate steps and techniques. I also provide measurements in case you have the Graphic 45 Ivory Deep Rectangle Matchbook Box.