The Green Man is a very intriguing figure found throughout Europe. The figure of a man's face formed from or sprouting leaves has been found from the British Isles to Germany, and even is depicted in present day in art and design.
I've always wanted to try my hand at creating a Green Man mask! I was fortunate enough to have someone request one, which gave me an excuse to try a very complex mask. I love oak leaves, and I love the way oak leaves look when made of leather, but I do not love cutting out alllll those lobes. :x My hands did not like me after cutting out the outer edges of the leaves of the mask itself, then each individual leather leaf that I attached.
All in all, this is a 4-layer mask. There is the mask itself, then two layers of leaves behind, then one leaf on the front. For this mask, I used leather cord instead of the regular ribbons I use, since it seemed to compliment the design better.