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Venetian Rabbit Mask V5 by merimask Venetian Rabbit Mask V5 by merimask
This is a fanciful rabbit mask done in the Venetian style. However, unlike a true Venetian mask (which is made of lightweight leather that is embellished with plaster and precious metal leaf, and is VERY delicate), this mask is made with my own unique technique involving heavy-weight leather that is deeply hand carved. This achieves the ~look~ of a Venetian mask but is durable enough to wear anywhere, indoors or out. Even safe to travel with (the perfect mask to tuck in your suitcase on your next trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras!)

The leather is carved, shaped, hardened with heat, then painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in black, pale cream, copper, and bright gold. It is sealed with a waterproof clear coat, for durability.

I use no molds or forms, so this piece (like all my masks) is a limited edition original.

Available only at my online shop: [link]
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janesiberry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i can hear! i can hear!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
  Haha!  :dalove:
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B-W-Pepper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I love your masks :dummy:
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TheTommyKitty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
Mind me using this as a reference for a drawing I plan doing?
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If-I-Were-5-Seconds Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I'm blown away by how smooth your cuts are! Must borrow your futuristic laser technology.
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Yushin-K Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous
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torasenfoto Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to use something like this on my photography!

Any of these left? If possible to make some deal send me a note with details =)
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alikakadri Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I love this mask. wonderful details, beautiful
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Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I- it's just... wow! Breath taking!
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ArouraBoryalis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Stunning...
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i want this for so many reasons... when i can afford one i'ma ask you for some weird colors!
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1001G Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
exquisite
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alyksirrom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is wonderful. You made it look so simple, but yet detailed :)
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
You are so feeding my rabbit addiction with your incredibly artistic renditions.
Also, I am very taken by your own approach to th masks- after all, ingenuity is the mother of all superior product design, and makes way for a new generation of an art form.
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really a neat looking one! I really like it! :D
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Aseika Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
didn't I see this mask being used in bio shock 1?
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Arammat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
me encantas tus mascaras, me gustaría mucho aprender mucho aprender como se hacen pero seguramente seria cualquier cosa menos una mascara, cuando ahorre pienso comprare una de tus fantásticas mascaras

eres increíble
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DUBI0U5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think -- Bioshock.
It's beautiful though.
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Chihero2093 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking awesome!!! XD
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Citrinequartz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so elegant and lovely! It's almost too pretty to want to use!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I looked at your site and on your page, but I can never figure it out. Where do you get the tools for your work? Is there a particular website that provides the right kind of leather or tools? Or do you just have to dig around and visit various stores until you have what you need?
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Fuzzkitteh Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love those perfect little gold swirlies you do on your Venetian masks.
Hell, I just love all of your Venetian masks. They're so beautiful!
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Bonnie037 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! The colors are so perfect. It almost reminds me of something you would see in Alice in Wonderland.
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wolftailthefox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
fantastic :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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