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Iridescent Fighting Fish Leather Mask by merimask Iridescent Fighting Fish Leather Mask by merimask
I recently found out about color-shifting acrylic paints (it's too bad I have no real-life artist friends or I'd have probably known about these a lot sooner). They shift from one spectrum to another. So I got some for myself and did this Fighting Fish mask in a variety of them, just to see what happens.

These colors are SO much fun. I have brown/bronze, green/copper, bronze/aqua, aqua/purple, olive green/gold, brown/purple, and transparent brown...all on ONE mask. All that color is impossible without shifting effects, and somehow it's not gaudy at all.

I'm in love. :love:

This mask is made entirely by me, entirely by hand. Leather, magic paint effects, and love.

Available in my online shop, here: [link]

EDIT: Sold! But if you like this, just click that link up there and I can try to make something similar. Commissions are open this month. :)
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Anemone9664 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member
I love how the two fish come together to make the mask! Amazing!!
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Starleaf-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
VERY VERY awesome!
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demivisage Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This. Is. Stunning.
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ChickenStilts Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
WoW 
very nice!! 
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
we used to have a pet beta fish, he was so pretty
you really captured the flowy-ness of the fins
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
o-o it's beautiful!!!
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BadLukArt Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really great job with this one. I absolutely love the way the colors compliment each other, they flow very nice together. Keep it up, you are an inspiration.
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Last-Verse Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
o3o i think. We need a video. If we are EVER going to comprehend it in all its glory.
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splinterbomb22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This... This is the most beautiful mask I've ever seen.
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daretodream713 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, this is stunningly beautiful. I love the colors scheme and how they blend so well with each other. Beautiful piece
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AviAngel-Flycir Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ohmygoodness YES! This is brilliant! I love it and would gladly buy it from you if I could :D
Fantastic work :clap:
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:iconstarsongs:
StarSongs Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is awesome :)
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:iconthwack-sandwich:
Thwack-Sandwich Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist
It almost has an iridescent quality. Very beautiful!!
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:iconktpdragon:
ktpdragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Oh my gosh, please do more with these paints! I love the effect they have! Wonderful work.
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Belle-Lolita-Designs Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your mask designs are truly amazing.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
This mask is just PURE perfection. The composition, the color, the content... if I had to pick one mask out of your bunch that really exemplifies the detailed investment, the craft skill and the ingenuity.. I'd say this one hands down.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. :) I feel like I can ~finally~ finish this mask exactly the way I have always wanted to, with these paints.
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:iconceasarex-the-mage:
Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Lol, this song came up on my playlist when I opened this one up [link]
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha gravitas! :)
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Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
^^
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AngelOfBeauty88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One word - Pisces
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Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! And that paint sounds fantastic D: where do you get it?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I got mine online. Do a search for Duochrome acrylics.
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flywrenfly Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   General Artist
Oh how I long to have one of your masks in my collection. These fighting fish ones are by far my favorite, along with the dragons. SIGH.
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Random-Star Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! How have I not heard of these magical paints before? This is gorgeous! I almost didn't believe you when you listed all the colours, because there was no way in my head that could not come out as tacky and loud, but this is so great! It definitely adds a liquid sorta feeling to the fins. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Definitely! And I think any of my designs with scales or feathers can be treated with these spectrum shifting paints for amazing effects...so many new possibilities! :)
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Random-Star Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh...! Your Medusa masks would be gorgeous with these paints! :D I think I need to pick some of this stuff up. Dunno what I'd do with it, but I'd find something.
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Comicgurl24 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome as heck, i love it!
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VanessaHolanda Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
That is so amazing and beautiful!And The colors are so stunning!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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VanessaHolanda Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
you're welcome ^-^
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Pointy-Eared-Fiend Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
That is gorgeous! And the real secret to knowing about all the goodies is working at a high-end art supply store. You find stuff that makes you go "wait... that's REAL?".
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merimask Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes exactly! I just don't get out enough. :) I've been trying desperately to get this effect for ~years~ but mixing gold or silver into flat colors just wasn't doing it. I had NO idea this kind of paint even existed.
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Pointy-Eared-Fiend Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Interference colors for the win. ;D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's like magic in a freaking tube... :nod:
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:iconpointy-eared-fiend:
Pointy-Eared-Fiend Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
And then there are texture gels, and fabric painting medium, and string gels... so many options!!
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