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Alchemy Leather Mask by merimask Alchemy Leather Mask by merimask
This isn't a very big or a very fancy design, but I'm proud of it anyway because it was a real departure for me. It's a black & dark burgundy mask full of alchemic symbols, with a central Celtic knot. A special commission from my Etsy shop, and I'm happy to say that the person who commissioned it really seems to be thrilled with the finished product.

I picked the alchemic symbols for no other reason than that they were aesthetically pleasing (I found myself selecting the ones with an organic feel to them).

Like all my masks, this is made from 8oz tooling leather, carved by hand, shaped by hand, heat-set and painted with Liquitex acrylics. I loved carving this one; the crisp clean lines of the symbols were a challenge but that's what made it fun.

You can order a custom design (like this mask) at my online Etsy shop: [link]
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jecle Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
ha i see the stargate symbol. i actually know them all gotta get this
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FoxyMouse Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can definitely see some evil villain or his henchman wearing this right as they were about to perform some sort of ritual that would change the world.
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Oilkanlarry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant work
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Miss-Gato Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work. Love it
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BreathBoy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i can't find it in shop... but i really WANT it!!!)))
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HappyLass62 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
beautiful work :)
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jourmungand Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
This is incredible! Fantastic work mate!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely mysterious design!
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooo i really like this one
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love how striking this one came out.
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Very nice. I love the colour burgundy. It's my grandma's favourite colour, so of course it makes me love it even more. Love the creative way you used the symbols to make the mask look bold and scream look at me!
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EuphonizeThis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
want. so.badly.

this is great. i love the concept.
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy COW! This has to be one of your most striking designs. You are absolutely right about the alchemical signs you chose: beautiful and dramatic.
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THis is really, really, really cool! Love the design here and the way it flows across the mask.
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist
It's interesting to look at,
it makes me curious :giggle:
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Amane96 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this design alot! Celtic knots are simple but pretty and will make anything fancy! :p
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LordRavenOrion Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very, very nice. I love the Celtic Knot.
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool and very different! It's fun to experiment and go outside one's comfort zone.
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jan3ll3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
~the more i look at it the more i like it... your placement of the symbols has a lot to do with that (: it could've been easy to accidentally make the concept boring ~ but it's not (: bc u chose good symbols and spaced them out and cropped them right... it's almost now looking like alien instructions 4 your face (: i like it's shape, also... neat (: success !
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Angel-Asariel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Love the Celtic knot!

More beautiful work my friend!
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draconis-regena Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Oh that's amazing.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps not fancy, but it looks awesome! Love it! The colours and design would combine for a very mysterious look if worn with the right outfit.
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
It's awesome! I like the heartish shape of the mask and the symbols that give it a magical feel would be perfect for the magicans and alchemist, even witches in us all.
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pilgrimagedesign Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I think this one came out really neat. Very magical and mysterious. :)
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is seriously cool. Nice colour combination, nice lines - all in all a very neat mask with enough little details to make it sufficiently interesting. :D Great job!
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks great! I like the symbols you choose, and the colours match eachother great! This red is just perfect ^^ I totally understand why the person who comisioned it was thrilled with it! The design overall looks great too. Great job :clap:
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TeodoCake Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Oh my god, this is awesome! :D Makes me want to buy a second mask xD
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh dude! That is beast!
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, that looks amazing! I love how crisp and clean the lines are.
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist
definately my most favorite one so far. I -love- the combo of red and black, and the celtic knot in the middle is fabulous! Great job on the other symbols.
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Lady-Cass Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
This is absolutly beautiful. You are right to be proud. I love your choice of symbols :)
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is beautiful!!!
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
awesome!!! it looks great! i love the concept!! i see this one going places!!
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AprilDHallPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
This one is peculiar to me. I have to look at it a lot to understand it.
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Jangojips Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful! I am glad you chose a celtic knot for the middle. It looks very very cool.
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assassin867 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
love the designs:)
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