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This is for a Venetian style mask. It is full sized, meaning that it will fit an average sized adult face, and its title is “Vizcondeza”. The base is papier mache and it has been almost completely encrusted with real lace, to detail the mask. The finish is not paint but gold metal leaf that has been antiqued, to bring out the details and sealed to keep it beautiful. It has a number of sparkling rhinestones accenting the surface and a full crown of real white feathers. I hand-make each mask base and then individually design and hand-cut each one so they are all unique art pieces. The inside is black.
This piece is 8 1/2” (21 cm) wide, 5” (12.5 cm) high and around 2” (5 cm) deep. The brown vintage ribbon ties are 15” (38 cm) long. The feather crown comes out an additional 4” to 5” (10 to 12.5 cm). It is signed and titled on the inside and also has a 2” long hanging loop.
It may look fragile, but my masks are quite sturdy, my crafting method means they are more flexible than most Venetian ones, but just as strong. The finish is gold metal gilt, but I have developed techniques with applying and sealing it, so my masks can flex without chipping and are very hard to scratch. They can be worn with no problems so don't worry about having to take special care of it. Just keep it away from high levels of moisture. Each of my masks are hand-cut for both the edges and the eye-holes so they will vary from piece to piece.
The shape, amount of detail, and feather crown mean this mask is not only beautiful, but a great disguise. A simple dress is all you need, with this mask, to be the Belle (or Beau) of the ball. The rest of the time it will be a striking display piece!

Please Note: I have tried to get pictures that are as colour accurate as possible but they may appear different than life on your monitor.

I have some more in-depth discussion of my methods and of mask history on my website: www.artmasks.ca
We have tried to do a “worst case” on the shipping prices, due to the variances in Canada Posts costs by location. We will refund any overcharges.

Venetian masquerade mask, gold with white feathers, Vizcondeza


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: papier mache, lace, glue, paint, feathers, ribbon, gold metal leaf, rhinestones
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 92 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people