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Black Lion Leather Mask by merimask Black Lion Leather Mask by merimask
This is a new color variation on my popular "Verdigris Lion" design...The Black Lion.

Like all my masks, this is hand carved from 8oz leather, shaped without a mold or form, & painted with a combination of Liquitex acrylic paint and alcohol-based dye in black, with pewter paint drybrushed atop. The slightly silver cast of the accenting paint really sets off the carving.

By the way, I LOVE the way the black mask photographed against the backdrop of Fall leaves on the lawn. I wish that I could preserve those leaves somehow because I'd love to photograph all my black masks against them.

Available right now in my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconrokashotar:
Thank you for making such beautiful masks! This was in particular was an inspiration for a mask worn by Loew, one of my super heroes. [link]
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merimask Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's incredibly cool! :-) Thank you!
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:iconrokashotar:
No problem. This is by far one of my favorite masks that you made. It is so sleek and elegant, while being plenty mysterious.
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freakdearts Nov 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
heh everything is always cooler in black
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:iconmegeso:
You could press a bunch in a really heavy book if you wanted to... just put wax paper between the pages and leaves and poof! You're done!

Beautiful work by the way!
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NiniriAZ Oct 29, 2009
Very subtle and elegant, yet bold in overall execution.
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chac-chac Oct 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is really stunning!
I envy you for your talent!
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merimask Oct 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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chac-chac Oct 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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:iconlonewylfe:
Take a picture of the leaves and print it out on a color printer to use as a backdrop?

Love the pewter. I think it makes the black really glow!
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