This photo set actually covers months of dithering.
I got the crackle coat on very quickly. I needed two coats of base paint because the first coat dried too grey for my liking.
Then the mask sat in my craft room for months while I pondered my next step.
It was only after I found a couple more spare masks at the dollar shop that I felt confident enough to actually cut.
You need GOOD scissors if you’re going to cut a papier mache mask. The ones pictured are my best, and it was still a cow.
I cut big, and used a pencil to draw roughly where I wanted the plate to end, and trimmed everything else away.
All this fuss and bother for a very small piece of shaped cardboard.
Now I have to figure out how to get the rose on there.