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Frost Dragon Mask 3 by merimask Frost Dragon Mask 3 by merimask
I just finished a new Frost Dragon, ordered from my Etsy shop. Every time I do one of these, it's a bit daunting. I actually have a period of time between cutting, carving, shaping and painting where I stop at the beginning of each stage and say "I can't possibly make this mask". And then I suck it up and do it.

I think it's a healthy sign that some of my designs actually intimidate me a little. I love a challenge.

As ever, this mask is hand-shaped and hand carved from 8oz leather. Painted with Liquitex acrylic paints & sealed with a clear acrylic coat.

I do take orders for this mask at my Etsy shop ( [link] ), but be warned; it is over $300 and takes at least 2 weeks to complete.
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vcancer67 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love, love love your work. I saw your video on Martha Steward and was surprised how easy it was to make. I would like to know where can I get the leather from. I live in NYC and need to find a place to buy the leather to make my own mask for a sweet sixteen in May. Its a masquerade party and it had to match my tucks. Can you please help.
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CrazyShibaLady Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice, I like the twisted horns! :D
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happyhorse09 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Thats sooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Your Frost Dragons, in particular, as just amazing!
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your masks are always soo imaginative and AWESOME :woohoo: I may not always write that to you but I mean it for each and every one I :+fav: :love::glomp:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the details of the little scales and his "moustache"!
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hee! I know; with the furry heavy brows and the nose whiskers, he looks like a venerable old dragon to me. ;-)
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PocketSheep Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Over 300$ and two weeks...but definately worth it..
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Yeah, it's definitely a showpiece...hard to make but special every time.
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SanalaChan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
This mask is really quite beautiful, and the effort you put into it was worth it.
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-) It's a daunting piece because it's so involved, but I'm always very proud of it when I finish.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amaziiiing! i should get you to make me a silver werewolf mask xD
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That would be pretty cool! :-)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yoss xD
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bloodiedkactus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Gorgeous as always. *is jealous of your talent*
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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WinndyCakes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
This is really beautiful. Bugger it all that I cannot afford it. ]: If I were rich, I'd get sooooo many masks from you. XD
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)

This and the Medusa are my most expensive masks...they fall in a range between $350 and $60, depending on how much time they take me.
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WinndyCakes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Of course! :'D

Hmm... well, I have a job now, so maybe at some point, I'll order one from you. xD Oh! And do you do commissions? O:
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure...I take commissions all the time. :-) I'm pretty booked right now with Halloween coming, but most of the time my schedule is wide open.
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WinndyCakes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Oh fabulous. 8D Yeah, I'd imagine. ><
I'll totally have to commission you some time then. :3
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great intricacy and colors! No wonder it takes so long to make!
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, it's a real "project" every time I take one of these designs on...kinda scary.
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, at least you're keeping busy!
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rikku300 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks so amazing ^_^
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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rikku300 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ^_^
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