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Frost Wolf Mask by merimask Frost Wolf Mask by merimask
Okay...so technically this isn't very Asian and I know I said I'd try to stick to a theme in here.

Still, my wolf masks are reminiscent of my kitsune masks. And besides, it's seasonal! We got over two feet of snow here over the weekend and my choice was to make something new & fun, or go quietly insane. I chose to make something new & fun.

As always, you can see more of my leather artwork here: [link]
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah I sell a lot of wolves to people who wear them & also display them. This one is in my Etsy shop right now...
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dnsbty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
I love it, but I'm afraid I can't really afford to spend $175 on it at the moment. And I'm not sure I'd ever really wear it again. Great work though.
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xXx-Twisted-xXx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
:clap: :lol:
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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skipaway Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
The silver tinged frost is sexy. Glad you got a photo that could do it justice!
*ignores snow in hopes it will go away*
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I'm ignoring the snow too except it is EVERYwhere. *pout*
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Goldenwolf18 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW amazing I think I love this one the most :ohnoes:
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^ Glad you like it.
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KanjiDancer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is very awesome!
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :-)
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krishna76 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
if its not to much of a crafter's secret , how do you mold the leather in to shape ,do you have to use a special liquid or heating technique?
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nothing really special; I use warm (not hot) water, my hands, no molds. Shape the carved leather by hand & then pop it in the oven at a low heat until it dries & hardens. Not too long (you don't want it to dry out & crack) & you have to take it out & tweak it a few times because it gets really soft before it starts to set up.

It's just something I figured out on my own with a lot of practice.
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Wine-and-Cheese Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
very nice and very original, I love It!
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Wine-and-Cheese Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
no prob
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You should try insanity, it's kind of fun. ;)

That aside, it looks very cool (and you get a pun for free!). Great design and the colours work perfectly.
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL...Oh ouch (Re; pun). Glad you like it. ^_^
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quirkypaynesgrey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Beautiful! I love the blue.
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I mixed a few different blues & greens with a lot of silver to get all the different tones...
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GAVade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Very nice, love the cold blue.............
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the colors and patterns on this one. But from this angle he looks worried.

Take care in the snow, and this is a great alternative to going insane. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...he does sort of look worried! It's all that snow...
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't blame him if that's the case.
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Smileodon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
awesome =)
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merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^_^
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