Venetian Wedding Masks
By Shantha Prabhu
You Will Need :
Masquerade Kit, Fevicryl Lilac Kit, Liquid Embroidery Cones- Gold, Silver(both pearl and glitter), Rangeela Tempera colours, Fevicryl Fabric glue, Feathers, Embellishments
One can make beautiful Venetian wedding masks for a bride and groom. A very simple technique to add texture, paint and beautify masks to go with the wedding outfit of the Bride and Groom.
STEP 1 :
Cut the mask to retain only the portion that covers the eyes.
STEP 2 :
Apply a base coat of Fevicryl Acrylic black for one mask and paint a base coat of Fevicryl Acrylic White for the other mask.
STEP 3 :
Work on the first wedding mask for the bride. Use Liquid embroidery pearl gold cone to work on a design around the mask.
STEP 4 :
Stick feathers onto the mask using Fevicryl Fabric Glue.
STEP 5 :
Use Liquid Embroidery glitter gold cone to enhance the beauty of the mask.
STEP 6 :
Work on the other wedding mask for the groom. Work around the border to stick embellishments using Liquid Embroidery glitter silver cone.
STEP 7 :
Stick feathers on either side of the groom’s wedding mask using Fabric Glue just the same way as used for the brides mask.
STEP 8 :
Using Fabric Glue, use the squiggling technique to achieve a beautiful texture on the surface of both the wedding masks. Allow this to dry for a couple of hours.
STEP 9 :
Use Rangeela tempera colours to lightly brush some paint onto the textured surface of the wedding mask with a dry flat brush.
STEP 10 :
Use Fevicryl Fabric Glue to wrap two sticks with Satin ribbons- the black one for the groom and the white one for the bride. Here, I have used wooden sticks that go with the size of the Venetian wedding masks that I have made.
STEP 11 :
Stick the sticks onto the back of the wedding masks using a good amount of Fevicryl fabric glue. Allow this to dry for a few minutes.
STEP 12 :
The wedding masks once dry, can be varnished for a longer usage.