Sunday, 21 April 2013

Venetian Mask


This initially was meant to be a DIY post but then I decided to just wanted to run with it and see what I could come up with.

I’ve spent the last week creating it. Hours of my life I will never get back!! It felt like it was glue stick after pearl after feather; it was a never-ending glitter circle. After many burns from the evil glue gun, you would have thought I would have learned by now but never the less.

Things I do for my mommy dearest, she was invited to a masquerade ladies lunch on Saturday so of course I was enlisted to create her mask. I got strict instructions on the colour palette of course two of her favourite colours that I have also inherited, gold and black. One another thing was that it had to be on a wooden dowel instead of the ribbon tie. Sadly I don’t have a picture of our mamma wearing her mask as she forgot to take one.

I’m planning on doing an in depth tutorial on how to create a Venetian mask or two. They can be quite fiddly and time consuming but fun non-the less. They can also be quite pricey if you want to purchase a more authentic
one.

I would love to know what you guys think of the mask.

Love. L x






31 comments:

  1. It looks lovely! I'm tempeted to get some papermachie venetian mask blanks stocked in the Musha-Makes.com shop when it relaunches - they seem like such a fun thing to decorate! x

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  2. Just watched the programme online, and as a fellow blogger wanted to get in touch.

    Love what you came up with for the mask - my daughters had a masked ball last year, but we weren't so adventurous and got some black velvet ones on ebay!

    Wishing you every success, and keep on blogging!

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  3. Love the gold trimming, classy! Just saw the documentary, you're stunning, an absolute inspiration.

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  4. I love your venetian mask xxx

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  5. Amazing! Just watched your documentary. I absolutely love your style. You and your family seem so lovely too :)

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  6. I have just watched your documentary from Dubai, where I live...I'm originally Scottish so its always nice to hear the accent when im 4000miles away!
    You are a true inspiration and look amazing! Your style and sense of confidence in what you believe in is fab!
    Good luck in the future, you will go far for sure!
    Lynne xx

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  7. I know I'm saying what everyone else is saying but my sis and I just walked your programme this evening and I think it's wonderful you had the courage to go to Elle magazine and London fashion week considering how you thought it could go! :) it had really got me wanting to read this blog and got me interested in glossy boxes! Your story inspired me to achieve my dream in being an author and to improve me doing eyeshadow! Me and my sis always played fashion games when we were little and are Scottish too! I hope things go well for you as you deserve it and me and my sis couldn't stop saying how gorgeous you were! ;)

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  8. Good work Louise! I just thought I'd drop by and show a little support ;) Keep doing what you're doing, you will go far :) x

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  9. Youre amazing louise .hope a cure is found soon.im suprised nothing can be done to help you with your condition abroad ..all the best in the future for both health and work. X

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  10. once you get into fashion and crafting it grabs hold and won't let go. love the mask and the look of your blog. What is next for you?

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  11. Hello!
    I know a lot of other people have commented saying a similar thing, but I just watched your documentary and- as a fellow blogger- had to come and check out yours.
    The documentary was brilliant- i love how courageous and headstrong you are, and how you are following your dream and striving to achieve your goals despite the obvious and serious risks that could come with it. I think you would like this post that I wrote back in May: http://thelittleredbuttonblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/whats-the-plan-batman/
    You obviously have a great eye for fashion, and a lovely individual style of your own, and I look forward to reading more of your blog posts in the future.
    Sami x
    The Little Red Button Blog
    www.thelittleredbuttonblog.wordpress.com

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  12. Hi luis.
    I come from Norway. I just see a program at tv about you:-) i'm impress:-) Sorry bad at writing in inglish:-) May

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  13. Hello Luis. I just see a program of you on norwegian tv. And have to say you go girl! Im sooooo impresed of you!!! relly nice blogg you have her!

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  14. Hi Louise!
    It was very interesting to watch the program about you on tv this evening. You seem like a nice girl with alot of people who cares for you. Wish you all the best in the future!! <3

    I have a brother who has a muscle syndrom. Not the same like you, but i really respect you both.

    I will check out your blog some more. Keep up the good work!

    Xoxo
    A girl from Norway, Charlotte Victoria

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  15. this mask will be cool for Halloween. I will try this :)

    xx
    Colaz

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  16. Hi im from Israel! I love youre style.. Hope to learn from you! Xx

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  17. this looks so great!!it looks very professional!:)i would love to know how you made it!im now following your blog!:)x

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  18. this looks lovely and very eyecatching

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  20. Hi Louise, my name is Liron from Israel.
    I just saw on TV your doc. film.
    You give a lot of passion to the people around the globe to do what they want to do.
    Well done and I wish you all the best
    Liron from Tel aviv.

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  21. why did you stop? keep up the great work :)

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  22. Hay!! I have seen the program about you and I'm so instired!! You are amaising!! ( I'm 12yeres and from Sweden so thats Why My english is not so god!)

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  23. That's such a beautiful mask! Maybe I should make one too… I was in venice last year and they had them everywhere!

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  24. just looked at the documentary on Swedish television, it was really good :) http://angelicato.bloggplatsen.se

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  25. Really inspiring documentary about you. Keep up the faith. Will definitely check in here regularly to see if you update. Soo much love and light too you Sandra

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  26. You are soooooo cool! I think you are so inspiring. I also have an joint diseases (although it´s not as serious as yours) and I really felt a connection there. I so know what you talk about when you don´t people to feel sorry for you. I will so continue to read your blog! Keep up the fantastic work! And a lot of hugs from Sweden!

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  27. Wow! I love these masks. They look very professional. I love your use of color. It is simple, yet detailed. I love the pearls around the eye. I am sure this was time consuming, but well worth it! Great job!

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  28. Loved the documentary about you! You seem to be so talented, kind and smart! You should create your own stylish brand too! <3 Hope you are ok! Take care! Lots of Love! Hugs and kisses! / Rosegirl

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  29. This is really pretty. Very elegant, would love to use that on masquerade ball! perfect for black dress. =) Send Flowers and Gifts to Philippines

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  30. It's looks realy good . Perfect for party. I'd love to see more of your ideas .

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