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Silver Birch - Leather Mask by windfalcon Silver Birch - Leather Mask by windfalcon
In the same theme as my other leaf masks, this time a birch! The client wanted birch leaves with the distinguished white and black bark.

Hand-carved and shaped 7-oz leather, painted with acrylics. The attached leaf layers are 4-oz leather.
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jneice Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
that is awesome
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Winter-Flight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I think my mouth fell open when I saw this. It's amazing! :D
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Provehito-In-Altum19 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
These are all simply amazing
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ThaliaAngel91 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
How do you make the leather stay in the shape you want it? Great work btw ^^
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
So beautiful -you do such great detail work on your masks.:)
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GingaFoxx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow that is amazing, do you have to do anything to the leather before you paint it?
and what kind of paint do you use, like the brand i mean XD
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I usually dye the leather (to stiffen it a bit more and give it an 'undercoat') and put a coat of Mod Podge to protect the acrylic paint from the dye beneath. I use regular artist acrylics - Liquitex, Golden, and Windsor and Newton.
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GingaFoxx Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ok thanks that really helped :D
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LuluDeathkisser Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Birch is my favorite type of tree and this is just FANTASTIC! =D Nice job capturing everything that I admire about it in your mask! ^.^
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly what I was going to say :D
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! what a fantastic mask!

If I have a masquerade wedding, I would love to commission a mask from you ^^
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ayjaycee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
The leaves are really great but the white birch really stands out. Definitely a good choice :)
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arna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is really stunning!
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Calicolupe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Birches are amazing. You should do a matching beech, too. ;3
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
;A; Oh wow I love this mask so much <3 I love birch <3
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MrLazyPerson Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Very nice.
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ErysRose Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Oh my...Okay, I thought I was in love with the other mask, but this... Do want. :heart: My other mask is suddenly feeling lonely and wants a friend... Lol.
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Lykouros Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this is just beautiful. I must say, even though I don't comment on many of these, I absolute love all of the masks you make.
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very pretty. I love birch trees.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is another awesome looking creation, beautiful work!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm very happy with how this one came out.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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Calicolupe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Lovely, and a great idea. :o
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Originally I was going to make the 'bark' portion coppery brown like with most of my leaf masks, but the client requested white birch bark and I think it resulted in a much better mask than what I was planning :3
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