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Jade Venetian Raven Mask by merimask Jade Venetian Raven Mask by merimask
New! I just finished this custom-colored Venetian Raven for an Etsy customer. The silvery teal/jade color isn't one I usually work with but it's so striking I may do more.

As ever, made from one piece of 8oz leather, hand carved, tooled, and shaped with no molds or forms. Painted with Liquitex acrylics. I used "Sakura" brand paint pens in bright silver, for the small swirly details.

Custom orders like this one can be requested only at my online shop: [link]
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:iconmadness14raven:
madness14raven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
genial!!
me gustaria algo asi pero negro y azul[link]
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Terrajaide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
These are all so gorgeous!
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:iconmaskedmurderer25:
Maskedmurderer25 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
The bright baby blue color is fascinating!<3~
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AuroraOfTheDawn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
amazing!
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:iconlaitaliel:
Laitaliel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors! :)
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:iconerinlamothe:
erinlamothe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wow, it almost looks ethereal with those colors.
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I've always liked this mask of yours, but these colours were the best for it! I've always been partial to the teal colour you use, of course, I think it's beautiful, but it really is a striking result. Well done!
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:iconnightbow:
Nightbow Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo I love this shade of teal. I'd love to see you work with this color more c:
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:iconeqonosp:
Eqonosp Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I REALLY really like this one!
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I love this color combination! wonderful :)
one with... I forget the proper term, but when the color 'slide' into each other... like some sunglass lense do, sort of irridescent, that would look great on one of these.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) That would be neat...maybe a rich magenta shading to dark purple or something like that...
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
these two are gorgeous!! wonderful job!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a frost raven. :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! I agree. :-)
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course I like it, especially since I'm favoring the blues and greens these days.
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:iconpleisarpup:
PleisarPup Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I think a tiny bit of red as an accent would make this pop even more. But the teal is very lovely!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)The wedding colors (this is a mask for a masquerade reception I believe) are teal and black and silver...
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ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh! I do LOVE this color combination! Your raven Masks are certainly my favorite! Great job!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconagorphia:
Agorphia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. I love teal.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Me too!
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wind-hime-kaze Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
the colours of this ones are very beautiful, i like how they look in this mask

=^^= =^^= =^^=
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmishikaiya:
Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colors on this one. I think the Venetian Ravens you do generally are my favorites because of the colors.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) Yep, most of my masks are realistically-colored animals or else black, so these designs let me have more fun with jewel tones.
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This color scheme is beautiful! I love it!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, it is very striking.
I wonder through how many silver pens do you go with this maskmaking..=]
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Quite a few pens...I get maybe five Venetian masks from one pen if I'm lucky. I also use them to sign the masks on the back. :-)
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oohhh, my God, this one is aMAZING. the color scheme is so brilliant and beautiful.. What's that light color you used? Or do you mix paints?
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merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) That's phthalocynine green mixed with bright silver. The undiluted p.green was so dark it was almost black, so it needed silver to bring out the rich teal/jade tones.
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah, I love how beautiful green can be; especially when paired with just the right colors.
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:iconjenndragon:
Jenndragon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
So gorgeous :love:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconjenndragon:
Jenndragon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
You're welcome!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
OOOHHH BABY! The Jade version just... rings a sense of magic! It has such an associative inducing symbolism that just invokes so many thoughts in one's head. It is fantastic!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :dance:
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KittieShade Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I LOVE this teal looking colour!! It's very popping and not a very used colour a lot. I've said this before, but the regal elegant of it is just so epic.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, it's a new color for me too and I really like it. :-)
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Ella-B Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colours! :la:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-D
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saxartist05 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
LOVE IT!!!! cant wait to get it and see the others xD
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merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! :-) I was worried about the color because it is so hard to match a color from nothing more than a color chart, so I'm glad you are happy with this. Wait 'til you see it IRL...it's stunning.
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saxartist05 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
XD XD XD can't wait!
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KirscheTea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   General Artist
Wow. I cannot even get over how beautiful this is. I saw it in my messages and my jaw dropped.

Excellent work!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous. The colours are just wonderful - it makes it look as though the whole thing is made of lacquered porcelain. :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, I agree. I think the frosty teal and all that bright silver make this one look sort of precious and delicate.
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