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  •  Wow! (3+ / 0-)

    Those are fabulous. My faves are the Goblin and the Kitsune. Are the Goblin's teeth made of leather, too?  And do you paint the leather or stain it? Do you ever use any other media like wood or clay?  I love the Tibetan taras, especially the Green Tara:
    Do you think a Tara mask would look good? You could have the crown and then a mask. If the price was right, I would buy one.

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    by slouching on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 08:45:33 PM PST

    •  The masks are usually one piece of leather - (2+ / 0-)
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      For the goblin, I used 2-3 oz leather, and cut the inside of the mouth to include the teeth.  Then I folded the piece together, so the teeth would look like they were behind the lips.

      Leather stain makes the leather too hard for a mask.  I use acrylic paint, and seal the outside with clear shellac.

      The Tara mask looks like a good candidate for paper-mache.  You can actually do one on a balloon - it's fun and easy.

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      by Jensequitur on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 11:40:18 AM PST

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