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Teal Persian Leather Mask by merimask Teal Persian Leather Mask by merimask
Keeping busy on a ~really cold~ Sunday afternoon. I just finished a couple new Persian masks. Here's one in colors I really love (I sort of did this one just for me).

I called this a "Persian Mask" simply because the idea for this design came to me one night when I was staring at a Persian rug I own. You can see the mosque designs in the corners.

It is a super-comfortable mask to wear, & one of my most popular designs. I intentionally used a LOT of different colors because I wanted it to go with everything.

Like all my work, this mask is hand carved from 8oz leather, shaped without a mold or form, & painted with a combination of colorfast Liquitex acrylics in teal, gold, bright copper, brown and black.

Available exclusively at my online shop: [link]
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:iconaycrith:
Aycrith Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nice colors!!! what type of dye do you use?
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thegilgameshlore Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
this is very VERY beautiful
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:iconmlr2010:
mlr2010 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thank you :rose: [link]
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:iconbigboydrew706:
bigboydrew706 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
So I'm barely getting into working with leather, just hoping eventually to get this good. Great colors and design, I love it. :)
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VictoriaGugenheim Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I find your work so breathtaking!!
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s0180077 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I browsed whole your collection and this is the one that I felt the most connection with.
So I added it to my favourites.
I hope to see new work of you soon, because you are a very talented artist.
I hope you can keep people inspired like you did with me.
Keep up the good work!!!
Bye.
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
This is stunning, I would absolutely wear that to a ball or something. How did you learn to shape leather like that?
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:iconsteambigbear:
Steambigbear Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Thats cool,
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:iconredmist81:
Redmist81 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Diggin the mess outta these colors~
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LifeIsSucking Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Awwww I love the colours! This is so adorable! I want it. :love:
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:iconamorfia:
amorfia Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it :love: great work :worship:
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Roskyspoofers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
That is incredibly beautiful, I am currently doing some leather work and might I ask how you get your masks to maintain such a rigid shape?
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:iconrlfedun:
RLFedun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! I love how the brown looks with the blue!
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This work is featured in the Artisan Crafts ABC as part of ^projecteducate. :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous colors!
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:iconamane96:
Amane96 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, I like this! the colors are nice together!
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:iconclpennelly:
CLPennelly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
beautiful!
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EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. :love:
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Very stylish and robust. x3 I like it!
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:iconlemming-zack:
Lemming-Zack Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is truly stunning. Would you be willing to wealk me through your process. I buy my masks at joannes and paint them. Being able to do something this amazing would be awesome. If that's not possible, then at least accept my adulation *Smile*
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SleepyGaze Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
This is fantastic!! I don't know if it's ok to ask, but do you do all the lines and detail work in the leather before you shape it into the mask shape or does all that happen after it's already been shaped and dried?

It's absolutely beautiful and flawless!!!! You're a fantastic artist! =) And the colors absolutely makes this pop! I'm in utter awe of your artwork!!
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
Stunning.
It would be awesome to see it on someone.
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cluecluefinder Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Amazing craftsmanship. :D
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highTECH1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I must say that is one of the best mask I have ever seen. Great work! Looking forward to see more great mask to come (^_^)
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:iconcandymax:
candymax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011   General Artist
awesome :clap:
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saturnosring Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love the colours!!! :3
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mmmm. Persian masks. The details on these are just beautiful. It's wonderfully well designed, and it's got something for everybody.

... The only reason it isn't perfect is because my favourite mask of yours is the Persian Raven. >.>
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm...a Persian Raven with this color scheme would be interesting!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
It would. :) One day, I'll scrape together enough spare money to buy one from you.
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the pattern and the matching of the colours :) The corners are really well-thought too :)

Great job, great artist! Keep up the good work :clap:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you dear...glad you like it. :-)
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:iconfaybird:
Faybird Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I love the design and the colors.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconrationalparanoia:
RationalParanoia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love the colours you used
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) They're totally my favorite color combination.
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:iconthebaylad:
thebaylad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
this is amazing.
love it, it looks very very cool.
great job
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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GoCkillaz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my god this is GORGEOUS. DO WANT!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I haven't done any in a while, but I do love making these 'cause they always turn out classy.
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:icongockillaz:
GoCkillaz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Girl you have no idea. This is like total eye-gasm.
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:iconrandy66:
randy66 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
great color awesome
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it. :-)
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Beautiful colors and design, I love it!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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LordRavenOrion Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your Persian masks!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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:iconlaitaliel:
Laitaliel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one reminds me of steampunk works because of the colors, but the designs are very oriental, it's a gorgeous combination. :clap:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) These do look sort of steampunk...I think it might be the brassy dots?
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