Lagoon Creature Textured Mask

Lagoon Creature Textured Mask

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 4th 2018

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


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 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.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the entire mask in One Step Crackle and allow to dry.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using Light Avocado, Aqua Sky, Teal Mint, Green Tree, and Wedgewood Blue, paint the mask surface in painterly strokes and allow to dry.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. 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.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. 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!)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. 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.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a palette knife, lightly skim the Cobalt Turquoise Hue/White Modeling Paste mix over the existing textured surface in various spots.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Using the same method described in Step 7, apply the Cobalt Teal Hue paste in various spots.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Repeat this technique with the Quinacridone Magenta and Quinacridone Violet mixes.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Apply the Green Gold mix to the mask.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Apply the Phthalo Green-Blue mix to the mask and allow to dry.
    22. Instruction #11