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Steampunk Mask...Full Steam by merimask Steampunk Mask...Full Steam by merimask
This is a mask inspired by Steampunk...I called it "Full Steam".

It is carved out of one piece of 8oz leather by hand...I never use stamps or molds in my process. I painted this with some wonderful Liquitex acrylics in great gold-through-copper tones. Finished with a brown antiquing stain I mixed myself.

The mask is a detail of the workings of a German watch dating back to 1890. I kept the scrollwork & flourishes because I think that's the essence of Steampunk; Antique Technology.

This mask was a real departure for me, stylistically. I had a lot of fun with it.

It appeared on the cover of Artvoice magazine, the February 19, 2009 issue.

As ever, this mask & others are available at my Etsy shop: [link]
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:iconmadarasbadgirl:
MadarasBadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
do you made the mask out of fimo?
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kannauchiha599 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
omg this mask looks awesmazing
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:iconteardropofangel:
TeardropOfAngel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your steampunk gallery a lot.. but all your works are amazing!!
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:iconmacietate:
macietate Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Do you mind if I use your mask on a character of mine, or at least the overall character of the mask?
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butanokaabii Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
This is amazing.
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:iconkurvos:
Kurvos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
... so let me get this straight. A mask - a tool you use for anything BUT steam; you name Full Steam? Uhm... that's awkward. And no, this is not steampunk. Steampunk is related to steam... among other things that has nothing to do with masks.
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galasilverstar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
beautiful!
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:iconcoralenthacor:
coralenthacor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
that, good sir, is a fantastic piece of work. if i had any sort of money at the moment, i'd seriously consider commissioning one. hate being broke :(
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:iconimaginaryperson:
ImaginaryPerson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Very lovely, the detailing is amazing.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:icondarklycutegirl:
darklycutegirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you get it to shape like that aswell as keep its shape?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Check out my front page...there's a link under the golden unicorn that explains all that. :-)
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:icondarklycutegirl:
darklycutegirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I will check it out.
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Random-Star Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful mask, it'd be the talk of the masquerade ball. :D I love all the little details you put into it, it must've taken a nice amount of time.
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Zirioz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
What a beuty !
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :-)
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:iconstarfantazy:
starfantazy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
would you consider allowing someone to use this in an image with credit to you?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
With credit & a link to my Etsy shop (link in my sig below)...yes.
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ShinyFriction Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
An inspiration :D I love Steampunk!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconkinky-typo:
Kinky-Typo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I just love the colors and the design :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Steampunk fascinates me...
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Badgz0r Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Writer
WICKED.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. ^_^ It's a lot different from my usual style; a bit of an experiment.
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:iconbadgz0r:
Badgz0r Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Writer
You're very welcome. Also, sorry for replying in all Caps. -_-"

Basically, yesterday, I was looking for inspiration for a steampunk-esque story I'm planning, and this was one of the best results I found in my search. Well done! I'm particularly fond of the patterns that seem to play across the surface.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful metal textures!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I love the look of Steampunk, it's mechanical & organic at the same time.
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:iconxiw:
xiw Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow great
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconjangojips:
Jangojips Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   General Artist
I love the color scheme.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I love golds & browns too.
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty neat; the gear teeth must've taken forever! If you ever decide to give another steampunk mask a try, maybe a couple of layered-on gears would give it the depth to really pop.
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It did take awhile. So hard 'cause mechanical objects aren't as forgiving as organic objects. & then the shaping distorts everything so...very tricky.
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Well, good thing you're so good at it, then! ;)
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
OOO...beauty!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Nice
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. ^_^
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