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Lagoon Creature Textured Mask

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Lagoon Creature Textured Mask
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Lagoon Creature Textured Mask

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Make this highly-textured mask using DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics and White Modeling Paste.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Aqua Sky (DA333)
  • Coral (DA346)
  • Frosted Plum (DA335)
  • Green Tree (DA349)
  • Light Avocado (DA106)
  • Light Lime (DA348)
  • Light Orchid (DA352)
  • Teal Mint (DA332)
  • Wedgewood Blue (DAO38)

Crackle Products

  • One Step Crackle (DS69)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue (DMFA09)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Phthalo Green-Blue (DMFA24)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Quinacridone Violet (DMFA34)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Texture Sand Paste (DMM23)
  • White Modeling Paste (DMM21)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (or rags)
  • palette knife
  • paintbrushes
  • Styrofoam mask


  1. Using Coral, Frosted Plum, Light Lime, and Light Orchid, paint the entire surface of the mask in large, painterly strokes and allow to dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the entire mask in One Step Crackle and allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using Light Avocado, Aqua Sky, Teal Mint, Green Tree, and Wedgewood Blue, paint the mask surface in painterly strokes and allow to dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mix (1) part Texture Sand Paste with (4) parts White Modeling Paste. After a desired consistency is reached, add a small amount of Light Avocado to the paste, creating a muted green color.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply the mix to the surface of the mask using a palette knife, leaving parts of the previous layer exposed, particularly spots that have a lot of crackle or interesting color play. (Play up the texture by tapping the palette knife against the surface and lightly dragging it. Have fun with this!)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Mix (4) parts White Modeling Paste with (1) part Media Fluid Acrylic to make several individual pastes in Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Phthalo Green-Blue, Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Magenta, Green Gold, and Cobalt Teal Hue.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a palette knife, lightly skim the Cobalt Turquoise Hue/White Modeling Paste mix over the existing textured surface in various spots.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using the same method described in Step 7, apply the Cobalt Teal Hue paste in various spots.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Repeat this technique with the Quinacridone Magenta and Quinacridone Violet mixes.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Apply the Green Gold mix to the mask.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Apply the Phthalo Green-Blue mix to the mask and allow to dry.
    Step 10 Example