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Garden Ghoul Crackle Mask

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Garden Ghoul Crackle Mask
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Garden Ghoul Crackle Mask

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Create a garden ghoul from a simple mask, some leaves, and DecoArt Media® Clear Crackle Glaze.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Espresso (DA271)
  • Honey Brown (DA163)
  • Pebble (DA303)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Clear Crackle Glaze (DMM16)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (or rags)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun (and clear glue sticks)
  • clean cloth
  • artificial leaves (various sizes)
  • paintbrushes (including chip and medium brushes)
  • Styrofoam mask


  1. Paint the entire mask surface in Honey Brown and allow to dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the entire surface in Clear Crackle Glaze and allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply Espresso to the entire surface, then wipe it back with a paper towel or rag and allow to dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Apply Clear Crackle Glaze again and allow to dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a medium brush to apply both Pebble and Espresso in vertical strokes. Wipe back with a cloth.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Remove the artificial leaves from the stems.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Working with the largest leaves, arrange around the exterior of the mask. Continue adding/layering smaller leaves. When satisfied with the arrangement, hot glue each layer to the back of the mask.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using hot glue, adhere small leaves to the mask (around the eye area).
    Step 7 Example