A Lesson in Debauchery Part 1

A Lesson in Debauchery Masquerade! Hidden faces on display, oh Masquerade! Hide ones face and the world shall never discover your secrets! Finely hand-crafted and high-quality Venetian Masquerade masks are an example of magnificent and breathtaking works of art. With their array of bright colours, adornment of feathers, crystals and other luxurious materials these beauties [...]

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A Lesson in Debauchery Part 2 Leather or Papier Mache?
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A Lesson in Debauchery Part 2 Leather or Papier Mache?

“Papier-Mache” Masquerade! Every masks a different shape, Masquerade! Every face is a different shade. The well known “papier-mache” (meaning stuck-paper”) process often appears deceptively easy and in theory is should be. All one really needs is a good quality mold, some scraps of newsprint, some glue-like sticky paste, and viola, you’ve got false confidence staring [...]

A Lesson in Debauchery Part 1 A Lesson in Debauchery Part 1

A Lesson in Debauchery Masquerade! Hidden faces on display, oh Masquerade! Hide ones face and the world shall never discover your secrets! Finely hand-crafted and high-quality Venetian Masquerade masks are an example of magnificent and breathtaking works of art. With their array of bright colours, adornment of feathers, crystals and other luxurious materials these beauties [...]

How to make a Venetian Leather Masquerade Mask
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How to make a Venetian Leather Masquerade Mask

The cutting and working of the leather and review of some tools that make making masks easier… Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Mardi Gras mask making tips for the beginner Mardi Gras mask making tips for the beginner

The typical rule of thumb for first time mask makers is be prepared that your masquerade mask may end up not looking anything like you initially intended, but avoid the typical mistake of believing that simply because it fails to look as you intended that it fails to appear to others as looking great. Everyone [...]

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How to make Venetian paper mache mask
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How to make Venetian paper mache mask

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Where you may want to wear a Masquerade mask
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Where you may want to wear a Masquerade mask

If you are planning to purchase a masquerade mask then you’ll also be glad to know that you are also making a small investment. No doubt, you’ll want to wear it as soon as you can instead of putting it away never to be worn ever again. Now some of you will be wondering what [...]

Why we love to hide behind the Masquerade mask
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Why we love to hide behind the Masquerade mask

For hundreds of years no matter what their social status, whether they were rich or poor, gorgeous or plain, black or white, female or male, party goers have been artfully producing and wearing masks for the masquerade ball. Did you actually ever wonder what the big attraction was with the big question being why do [...]

What types of Masquerade masks can one make or buy?
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What types of Masquerade masks can one make or buy?

There are a number of various types of masquerade masks, created out of a variety of materials you can choose from paper mache, leather, ceramic and plastic based. They also come in full face, half face, full head on a stick and variations of each. Here is a really basic breakdown of the various types [...]

What is a Venetian Masquerade mask?
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What is a Venetian Masquerade mask?

The mystique of the masquerade ball is really a timeless tradition that dates back through the middle class in the 15th and 16th centuries. Quite often ceremonial gathering such as pageants, weddings or other events run by the ruling class of the time had been the occasions where Venetian masquerade masks covered the faces of [...]