Bird Mask

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The first few posts are all items I’ve made prior to launching the blog and this one is no exception. In the future I plan to post some WIP photos of uncompleted projects and also more about my process and inspiration. Probably some tutorials too. Much of what I post will be the first time I’ve tried something, so keep in mind I’m learning here too.

This is a bird mask made of leather. My inspiration for this one originally came from many styles of leather masks that I first saw at a Faerieworlds event in Eugene, OR.  I was fascinated and unaware that any such thing could be made with leather.  I went home read up on forming leather, the wet forming process and cuir bouilli.  I also took some design aspects from venetian bird masks and the result was this mask.


front view


quite the hooked beak


note the eyelashes

other eyelash detail

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