Carnival masks are rich in history, as in nearly all countries at different times held costumed carnival.
One of the world's most famous carnival held in Venice, and the Venetian carnival masks are a stylish and recognizable attribute of the event.
Today is also a Venetian maskunusual and stylish decoration for any interior, and many people buy such masks as souvenirs only. Souvenir masks are made of porcelain and ceramics.
You can try to make a Venetian mask yourself.
You will need
- Prepare sculptural clay or clay,PVA glue, soft paper, Vaseline, scissors, sandpaper and brushes, acrylic paints, rhinestones, beads, feathers, lace, and other decorative ornaments.
The basis of the mask mold out of clay sculpture, using as a basis the finished plastic maskOr removing the cast of his own face, his pre-lubricated with petroleum jelly. In the cast, do the holes for nostrils, eyes and mouth, trying to make the edge of the hole as straight as possible. enclose in mask cloth roller and dry it during the day.
Dried model cover with Vaseline, and if you have sculpted mask clay - cover it with sunflower oil or wax. Finely Narva paper and begin to hang mask small pieces of paper, applying it even layers. It is best to use the pieces of wrapping paper or papers, soaking them in water.
Each paper layer coat with PVA glue. Lay thus a paper layer 4.3 mm thick, after which the model dry to dry at room temperature. While papier-mâché is not dry, do not remove mask with clay foundations - it may be deformed.
Carefully separate the dried papier-mâché from the baseand then align the edges with sharp scissors. Treat the edges of their sockets, nostrils and mouth, giving them a flat shape. Mask cover the acrylic putty, leveling surface defects, and then polish the dried surface of the mask sandpaper.
On the mask to outline the contours of a pencilcoloration, after which the surface coat layer of white ink and pink. Doris on the mask ornaments painted other colors, decorate it with silver and gold ornaments, glitter glue, beads and feathers. The mask is ready.