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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Premium Member Andrea Masse-TognettiFemale/United States Groups :iconleathermaskart: LeatherMaskArt
 
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I am ~thrilled~ to be able to announce that my masks are appearing on stage all over the world right now, as part of Katy Perry's "Prismatic" world tour!  I created three modified versions of my Industrial Egyptian masks for costume designer Marina Toybina, and they are part of an extravagant, spectacular performance with an Egyptian theme.  

Great thanks to Allison Habel and Marina, for being so wonderful to work with.  Allison found me on my Facebook page...that's social media magic for you.  :) (Smile)
Merimask designs for Katy Perry by merimask
Thanks also to :iconarchaical: , for building this amazing graphic for me!

As always, you can find me at the following places:

Web site: merimask.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Merimask
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/merimask
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Regal Winter Wolf by merimask
Regal Winter Wolf
Busy busy... I think I like making wolves in this color best of all, though unfortunately they'll never be as popular as black. I'm having a hard time staying away from making things I like, rather than what's gonna sell. Feeling undisciplined, lately. A symptom of other stuff. Snap out of it, Andrea.

This mask is available only in my Etsy shop, here: www.etsy.com/listing/212637836…
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Ornate Beast Mask #1 by merimask
Ornate Beast Mask #1
Here is a new twist on an older design. My very popular Persian mask, plus a pair of small ram's horns! I'm calling it an "Ornate Beast", because that's what you will be when you wear this one.

The mask is intricately carved from one piece of 8oz high-quality vegetable tanned leather, and then shaped by hand with no mold or form. I painted it with a variety of color fast acrylic dyes and paints in black, brown, bronze, antiqued gold and bright gold.

Then I added two polymer ram's horns of my own design, black with bronze highlights.  Fun!

Only one like this, available here: www.etsy.com/listing/210033771…
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Unpainted Leather Harlequin Heart Mask by merimask
Unpainted Leather Harlequin Heart Mask
NEW!  By popular request.   Now you have an opportunity to create your very own mask, starting with one of my hand made, high quality leather masks which you will receive ready to paint!

The mask is my "Harlequin Romance" design...a cute little half-mask, sized to flex and fit most every type of face. Carved to my exacting standards of highest quality sturdy vegetable tanned leather, and then shaped...but not painted. That's your job! The mask has felt lining on the back, along pressure points. It also has pre-punched holes and will come with ribbons which you will attach when finished (you pick the color).

This listing will buy you one hand made leather mask, a supply list and instructions for painting, and two organza ribbons in the color of your choice. www.etsy.com/listing/209709118…

Disclaimers***

I do not guarantee the outcome or success of your painting project. I am supplying only a high-quality unpainted product for your craft project.

By purchasing, you are agreeing that this mask is a Merimask unfinished original, copyright retained by Merimask and Andrea Masse-Tognetti. It is not intended for resale. You may not represent it as your artwork. It is intended for your personal use, only.
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Kirin Mask 2014 by merimask
Kirin Mask 2014
A very special, numbered mask.  One of my favorite fantastical creatures; a "Kirin".  

The Kirin (or Qui-lin, or Ki-lin, or a variety of spellings) is an Eastern mythological creature somewhat akin to a western unicorn.  It has horselike, deerlike, and goatlike features, as well as dragon characteristics.  It appears in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese folklore, and is considered a fierce but virtuous creature.  My version is most similar to the Japanese version, but with a single stag horn like the Chinese depiction.

Made of hand carved leather, polymer clay, and acrylic paint.  And magic.

Only one like this!  Available here: www.etsy.com/listing/208840190…
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Andrea Masse-Tognetti
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a self-representing artist from western New York. Self taught in the art of leather maskmaking, I've been working exclusively with leather sculpture for over twenty years.

In 2006, I created several designs for Cirque Du Soleil. Currently, a synthetic version of my mask "Frivole" is in mass production and available in Cirque Du Soleil gifts shops everywhere.

In 2008, I was invited to create over fifty exclusive masks for the Muscle Musical production "Magicarade", in Tokyo Japan. I appeared on several national Japanese television shows with my masks throughout the 2008-2009 holiday season.

In October of 2009, I appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and demonstrated my mask-making technique on live national television.

In 2010, I was commissioned to create several wolf masks for Halloween season window displays throughout the United States. The masks were featured in Ralph Lauren Rugby store windows everywhere.

In 2011, A quartet of my white wolves were featured in an international cosmetics advertising campaign. The wolf masks were used in a fashion photo shoot for Lise Watier Cosmetiques "Neiges" perfume, shot in Toronto. The advertisements appeared throughout Canada during the 2011 holiday season. You can see YouTube videos of the photo shoot here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfl8iL…
...and here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf9vM…

In 2011, I designed four owl masks for an up and coming UK hip-hop group called The Four Owls. Currently, the masks can be seen in performances and videos all throughout Europe and the UK.
Video for the second single 'Not Like Before', taken from 'The Four Owls' debut album 'Nature's Greatest Mystery' on High Focus Records, 5th December. Video directed, filmed and edited by Harry Wheeler. Video can be seen here:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Also in 2011, my white fox mask was featured in an independent film; "White Fox Mask". A GWYCKY FILMS production...official website here: www.gwyckyfilms.com/home.html
The movie has just premiered at the American Film Festival in Poland.

In the summer of 2012, I was commissioned to produce designs for the Metropolitan Opera. My Anubis masks appeared on stage (and simulcast in movie theaters across the world) in the 2013 production of "Rigoletto".

Also in 2013, my black fox mask appeared on episode 304 of the ABC hit TV show "Once Upon A Time".
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kjcxb1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Artist
i am wanting to get into mask painting and paint masks for a living got any tips?
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MewMewFrostElf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy belated Birthday! :D
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Happiest of birthdays!
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:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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happy birthday!
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Wishing you well on your birthday dear~ Keep being the amazing artist you are. I love your work always. I hope you are having a lovely day.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
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Happy birthday!
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