InstructionsI searched the internet for classic Venetian Raven mask designs and then picked out the elements I liked best.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Classic, Traditional, Whimsical, Holiday
Purchased black masks from Target, Luminere paints, metallic paint pens, stick-on crystals, spray paint glitter, brush on metallic acrylic paints
What was your inspiration?
Very good friends chose the weekend before Halloween to have a garden wedding (after having an Italian ceremony in Capri). Our instructions were to have "faded tuxes and bridesmaids dresses or costumes" so, in honor of her Italian connections, I painted the classic Raven masks.
What are you most proud of?
I really love my Koi.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
You can paint any design you like! The spray ultra-glitter was very effective - but notice that the handpainting is not on top of that. I painted the background with the metallic acrylic, painted the koi, taped off that area and sprayed the glitter paint. Originally I did all the scales on the koi in gold but it didn't show up well, so I re-painted in black.