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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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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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