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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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Japanese Sumi-e leather rabbit mask by merimask
Japanese Sumi-e leather rabbit mask
Just finished and listed this brand new design; Japanese Rabbit.  Numbered, dated original, losely based on characters from the Okami video game.  A leather mask sumi-e version of "The Rabbit In The Moon".  
Only one, available here: www.etsy.com/listing/218745241…
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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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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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JobDraconis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing Work. I just discovered it! You have to do an Japanese Hannya mask!
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flickahorses Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Artist
can me put up your artwork on my pinterest?
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely...thank you!  :)
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flickahorses Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Artist
yes or no?
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EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I think "absolutely" means "yes" unless it is followed by "not."  :)
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wesley18797 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  New member
looks good
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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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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:cake::tea:
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Ashdancer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
Happiest of birthdays!
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