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Skull mask by ihni Skull mask by ihni
I have been so inspired by Merimask lately.

"Who is Merimask?", you might ask. And if you do, I'll answer "This, this is Merimask: :iconmerimask: - behold the awesomeness!"

She makes the most amazing leather masks, the greatest things I've ever seen. And, as usual when it comes to something creative that I get inspired by but haven't tried yet, I had to try and make one myself.

So, with the help of her instructions (it's really amazing how she shares her technique with the rest of us like she does), I managed to make this mask.

A skull mask. SOOO original, I know. *rolls eyes* Everyone and their GRANDMOTHER are doing skull masks ... but hey. I was too lazy to look for the other colours, and I had white and black lying around so ... a skull it was! :D

I just don't know what to do with it, now that it's done. Halloween is so far away ...

Oh well, guess I'll move onto something else now. At least I've tried it. :)

Now go, and check out Merimask's gallery ( [link] ) for some REAL leather works.
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harlen333 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
panictowel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
grandmothers do it, 'cause they are brilliant (skulls. not grandmothers. well, they might be great too) especially this one, bravo.
Yuusaku Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Woooohhhhwww! Åsum, åsum! Värsta coola!
Ska du göra en skalle till den sedan också? Skulle ju vara lite coolt det med, aj tyck. :)
ihni Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Heh, nej det hade jag inte tänkt, men man kan ju ha vit mössa! Eller huva. :p
Yuusaku Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Hm... That would be coolt! :)
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hmm, I like skulls. And just so you know, I've never made a skull mask before (any kind of mask, actually). But this one is very cool, I like the teeth and the angry look around his... eye sockets :-).

What material is this? Cardboard?

Eheh, in case you can't wait for Halloween you could wear this mask the next time someone rings on your door after 6pm :D.
ihni Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
He heh, I totally should. Maybe I will! And I'll blame any heart attacks it causes on you, who made me do it!

And it's leather, actually. Very thick leather, which is treated in water, then shaped, then dried, put in the oven to dry even more ... then painted and varnished. :p
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Leather???? Wow, looks really cool! I read that she (... forgot her name... merimask?) makes her masks out of leather, but somehow I didn't make the connection to this mask :D.

Ok, but in that case you should make sure you're not scaring off some old granny who just came by to tell you that she's looking for her cat :D.
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