I started with the mask base, it had been painted an ugly gold color so I carefully sanded it down by hand and brushed away the dust that had accumulated. I then spray-painted the face black and let it dry. After about two hours (or more) I added the glitter spray paint to add that special effect I was after. The silver leaves and balls came from a floral christmas decoration that was on sale at dollar general. The feather I had left over from when I created a pirate costume for a POTC party. I snipped off the top of the feather and then cut along the middle so I could later glue it to the top of the mask. (I use crazy glue for everything) Adding the rick-rack around the base of the mask really brought the look all together. Adding the jewels around the eyes was a little tricky, (I almost added my fingers to the mask as a permanent fixture) I definitely recommend using tweezers to apply small jewels and adornments to any craft when using crazy glue. Oh yeah, forgot to mention the satin backing, spray glue works best to apply the cloth to the plastic, and it's soft against the face. After everything set and air dried, it was time to add the feather to the top rim of the mask, which was fairly easy to do. I added the fringe on the sides to keep it in the style of the venetian mask from Europe. All in all, I think it turned out really well! What do you think? If I could make it all over again I definitely would!
Truthfully I must say that i am not crazy about the silver leaves and balls, as to me they make it look slightly overly gaudy perhaps?
I personally think it would look better with only the top portion of the leaves, cut right the area before the spiral on the bridge of the nose.
However,I must complement you on your dedication;as well as your Technic and final product; lovely final out-come.