That’s a lot of different types of masks – clearly you really have to know your stuff to understand what they all mean, where they all come, and of course, how to make them!
That’s why the mascherari – Venetian mask makers in English – are considered artists. Don’t worry though, everyone can make a homemade Venetian mask! And it’s one of the most fun things to do during this time of the year.
DIY Venetian masks
Venetian masks made by the professional artists can be really expensive. For example, The Magnificent Sole Lux costs almost a quarter of a million dollars!
That’s a bit pricey for most of us. But, of course, we can just make our own paper mache DIY Venetian mask. It’s quite easy. All you need to do is make the paper mache, apply it to your face – after you have let it cool a bit first!
Now the mask is the shape of your face, and to strength then it you add newspaper soaked in paper mache paste.
You can add more layers to the mask to make it even stronger. Once you are satisfied that the mask is durable enough, let
it dry, and then decorate however you want!
Join with € 54 to the mask decouration course with a Carnival masks master, click here!
The Carnival Treasure Hunt has two Venetian masks for you
One you can wear immediately, and the other one is white so you can decorate it when you get home. Then you upload two pics of you wearing a Venetian mask onto our facebook page with the hashtag #carnivaltreasure. One pic should be at one of the locations on the self-guided tour, while the other should be of you wearing the white mask that you have decorated con calma at home.
Post the pics on our facebook page by the 15 March, and we will announce the winner on 31 March. Sounds like fun right? Go check out all the details at our webpage, and most importantly of all, have a great Venice Carnival.
Carnival Treasure Hunt from St. Mark's area, discover with € 20 Venetian hidden secrets by playing, click here!
Carnival Treasure Hunt from Piazzale Roma area, uncover with € 20 the city’s hidden treasure by playing, click here!