The model of the mask is drawn and carved in plaster. It is left to dry out and is covered with chalk to constitute the negative of the mask. Maché paper is created from newspapers impregnated with water and arabic gum. The maché paper bands are attached in the chalk mould. When maché paper is dry, the mask is ready to be withdrawn from the mould. It is then painted in white and is left to dry once again. It forms a neutral mask, on which the gold sheets are possibly added. After the stage of painting and completion, the Venetian mask is finished with wax.