Okay...I gave in a little and tried something new in Gimp. I've used it in the past, but mainly to remove backgrounds. This time I tried some layers, rotating, erasing, and who knows what all.
I bought this mask in Costa Rica. I wanted to use a different background photo from the trip, but as I was looking for it I came across this one. These little leaf cutter ants were pretty amazing. They were parading across our path so, of course I had to stop and take some pics. Anyway, I saw this photo and thought "hmm...wonder if I could make it look like they are hauling the mask."
I'm not even sure what all I did to these two photos. I still have tons to learn and it shows. It definitely looks like student work, but I'm okay with that for now.