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Wedding Mask Pair by merimask Wedding Mask Pair by merimask
Here is a pair of masks I finished over the weekend: custom masks for a wedding. A jaguar with blue flames and a wolf with green lightning.

Wedding masks are all the rage this year (same for proms, because wedding trends and prom trends are one and the same). Everyone is doing a masked-ball-themed reception. It seems like it'd be fun! I hope this couple loves their masks. :-)

As ever, these are made of leather. Hand carved, tooled, wet-formed by hand, heat-set, and painted with Liquitex acrylics. The order was for black critters but I brushed some pewter over the fur, to accentuate the carving.

I accept custom orders like this one at my Etsy shop: [link]
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Top-Hat-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whenever my gf and I get married, we would love to have something like this :3

a snow leopard and a wolf 
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DragonGames Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would you happen to know of any images that show a flat version of a wolf similar to this? because im making one but cant seem to find any images of what it should look like before its shaped
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whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
wow the details
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lil-bit4591 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are beautiful. I may do that for my wedding reception, but gotta talk to the fiance first lol. If he thinks its a cool idea too you may here from me soon b/c your mask are amazing.
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WillowNightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooohh wow our masks have become very popular hehe glad to start you a new trend we love them worth every penny a million thank yous the reason behind the idea was simply i want my wedding on halloween what better than a masqurade and what luck i found the brilliant artist who make awsome animal masks my animal spirit wolf my color green my element lightning his panther fire blue and i let the artist do the rest
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Sakaryn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
That certainly is interesting.. I"ve never heard of masks being worn at a wedding
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not at the wedding really...a reception with a masked-ball theme.
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Mieyth-Wolftear Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are so awesome. I love the detail on the jaguar the most. The frills on the side of the wolf are spectatular. Keep up the awesome work
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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NikkiNix Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I love the fir detail on the cat mask.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! ^_^
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AdorableNinja Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student General Artist
that really cool n ur right my prom theme is masquerade
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NiniriAZ Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Beautiful work on those. The are very complimentary to each other. I hope your clients enjoy them, too!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Me too! :-) I hope I get pictures.
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coolcat1414 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow :wow: wow
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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coolcat1414 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are gorgeous!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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MastaAzumarek Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oooo came out beautifully :D... if they don't like it I'd gladly take it from them :XD:
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL...thank you. :-)
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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Erichan8DD Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these two masks are definitely my favorite among all the others that you did

all black and the thunder and the blue flame...

totally awsome!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) I hope the couple that commissioned them is happy with them too.
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Erichan8DD Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they re sure will be ^^
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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MGMags Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
These are just awesome! I wish my wife and I had thought of doing something like this.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's a cool new trend (that I'm very happy about). ;-)
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Random-Star Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful masks; I'm a huge fan of your wedding masks, if only because I may buy a pair from you in the very near future (my fiance and I want a masque wedding. :D). They really are gorgeous. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-) I'd be happy to do a custom set for you some day.
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Random-Star Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, my pleasure! :D And I'd love to wear them! :D Just a matter of figuring out everything else for the ceremony first. :XD:
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice! I think they're going to be the coolest and prettiest dressed ones at the reception, because of these masks :D well done
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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Treyos Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Great pair! I like the elemental touch to them, it really sets them off. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, that was a good idea on her part. I do these designs all the time but that little extra bit of detail personalizes them.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
The blue flame looks really, really nice - it stands out nicely against the black, and the shape is really neat as well. I hope they like them. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I did a sort of Asian-looking flame. I hope that's ok...
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RionaWolfheart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's so sweet. Great work as always!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I hope they have a wonderful day with them. :-)
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D0nu7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful masks; that pewter does add a really nice touch :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, flat black really didn't do justice to all the carving.
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