Beautiful and mysterious Venice is alwayswas associated with mirrors, gondolas, and masquerades, where people, hiding their faces under masks, became completely different. The idea of wearing masks is not new, and appeared even in the times of ancient people. The masks of shamans served as a symbol of the expression of supernatural forces. They were a guide and a pass to the world of everything mysterious and mystical. At masquerade balls mask masked persons, made available that behavior, which on ordinary days was considered unacceptable, equaled among themselves high-lords and common people. They were worn by noble (and not so) robbers. They put on lovers, if they did not want to be recognized. Such an incredible accessory will always be surrounded by a halo of mysticism and mysteries. In this article, we will make a mask in the style of a Venetian masquerade. It can be used as a living room decor, put on a real masquerade in Venice or donate. It will take:
- Black, green and gold acrylic paint;
- Acrylic and varnish varnishes;
- Ready mask with a joker smile;
- Instant glue;
- 3-D gel of gold color;
- Golden braid;
- A piece of leather (height not less than 30 cm).
Mask. Take our mask, it should be clean, and we paint all but the lips with a black paint. Now we cover the black surface with a varnish varnish. When the coating begins to dry, paint over the golden paint. Lips are colored with gold gel for volume. Crackle lacquer will promote the appearance of cracks in the gold coating and will give the effect of antiquity, something unusual and disturbing. After all the coatings are finaldry draw a 3-D gel different scribbles and unknown symbols. All that is enough for imagination. We confined ourselves to semicircles. When everything is dry, cover the mask with a clear varnish. Cap. Our mask wears a bell with a bells. In order to make it, you need leather blanks. 4 beams with a base width of 6 cm and a height of 30 cm. For each we make 2 pieces of leather. Total 8 rays. Take a piece of wire and lay out on the edge of the beam, as in the photo. The wire will serve as an internal core and strengthen our rays. Spread both halves with glue and connect. We paint our blanks with black paint. When it dries we cover with a varnish varnish, and when it starts to dry, we cover everything with green paint. After the blanks have dried, draw onour rays all sorts of patterns with a gold volumetric gel. We drew notes. After drying, we cover the rays with a transparent varnish and glue the gold braid along the contour of the blanks. We take our rays and bend the base,so it was convenient to glue from above on the mask. We connect the junction points with one more piece of braid. At the ends of the beads we sew or glue bells. Our mask is ready.