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Persian Cat...Leather Mask by merimask Persian Cat...Leather Mask by merimask
Yet another Persian motif mask...the patterns were inspired by a Persian rug I used to own.

I'm having so much fun with these designs! First, the domino mask, then the raven...now, a cat. This is the same cat pattern I use for Bast, so it's exotic-looking...which I think works well with these Persian decorations.

I used Liquitex acrylic paints in copper, silver, gold, green and black. The brown base is a transparent acrylic stain, so the grain of the leather comes through.

It looks like a cat wearing jewelry to me.

Available at my online Etsy store: [link]
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:iconhuanavacoa:
Huanavacoa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
it looks like.... a chihuahua.
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:iconkarimimus:
karimimus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I would like to own one.... can you write me the details pls? szim.karacsonyi@gmail.com thank you.
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lucasmcgrew Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
holy cow i need this one!!!
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:iconmara-schino:
mara-schino Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Your work is great! I love all the masks
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Azael047 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I love the colors! Great work!!
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome work :clap: Ever consider integrating patterns like Celtic knots?
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:iconfauxhead:
FauxHead Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a real eye-catcher...love it!
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:iconhighfang:
HighFang Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very cute!
Reminds me of my best friend's chihuahua....^~^ so cute!
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:iconvelvetdelirium:
velvetdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is so beautiful. The colours are so rich. Fantastic work! :clap: :party:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconvelvetdelirium:
velvetdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
You're very welcome! One day I hope to have enough spare money to commission you (if you accept them)! :giggle:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure! I do custom work at my Etsy shop all the time...just contact me there (link in my sig below).
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gon617 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
do you have it for sale?
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:iconshy-boy:
shy-boy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student
very cool! i always wanted to learn how to work leather.
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:iconkurisutin:
kurisutin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooooh very nice, How do you do the colors? Airbrush? or just painted on?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

Painted with acrylics. Check out my journal on DA...you'll find a tutorial that describes how I make these.
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:iconkurisutin:
kurisutin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh! Thank you. :)
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ShikuroxKanno Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neatly made :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
May I use this picture in a rp if i give you credit?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
*just checked out your etsy shop* Do you make your living making masks?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, I sure do. :-) It's a weird way to make a living but I do okay.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wouldn't necessarily say weird... But with all those sales you've gotten on etsy, I'd say you weren't doing too bad.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oooOOoo :D This is my favorite mask of yours you've done yet! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool! Glad you like it. ^_^
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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feetpeet Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Featured in this article:
[link]
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! It's a lovely article. ^_^
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Kakigori-Kitten Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
<3 this one's so cute! i love how petite the face looks : D and the biig eyes too~
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mew!

Thank you. :-)
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:iconpocketsheep:
PocketSheep Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Very beautifully done :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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silver-tail Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
gorgeous colors. :D I really like this one.
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:iconalisa:
alisa Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
hi i love it so much so keep :D :D :D :D :D :D .....bye
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DancingDragon Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It's official, you just can't make a mask I don't like... One day I will have money for some of these!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hee! Thank you. :-)
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:iconmoonkittyproductions:
ya i really love the silver embezelments on the face it gives it a very interesting look!
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009   General Artist
I've really enjoyed your Persian masks, but this one is particularly lovely. The combination of the pattern and the cat works beautifully.
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nightmaresky Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
\^o^/ kitty! Very cool!
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