Friday, 22 January 2016

Purple and silver leather mask

I have finished the leather mask now, it looks fab in metallic purple and silver, really vibrant and shiny. 

I just need to add the ribbon, which is doubled up narrow purple and matches perfectly!

The mask will be available in my Etsy shop over the next few days.

It is suitable for both men and women.
Comfortable and ties with long ribbon.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Purple leather mask

Now that my commission mask of the bird of prey is finished, I have started on a leather mask.
I cut out the shape from my veggie tanned leather piece and then wet molded it, curling the edges and getting the nose bridge nice and comfortable.

At the moment it is drying out nicely and when it is completely dry I will paint it purple, maybe metallic purple, ..we will see!

I will upload pics in a few days of the finished mask, so watch this space or visit my Etsy shop to see the listing :D 

Bird of prey ..Eagle mask commission ..finished!

I have been working on a commission these last few weeks, and I am pleased to say it is now finished and in the post! 
I was asked to make an eagle character, that looked like a superhero but slightly menacing.
I bought several hundred feathers and after adding a mod roc (plaster bandage) beak to a pre-made mask and painting that a yellowish colour, I set about adding all the feathers,.. most of them individually! 

This is the base with mod roc and gesso as a base for the paint.

When it was all dry, I painted the beak.


I painted the base in shades of grey and put black around the eyes. 

Then ...I added the feathers, trying to get a smooth layer all over.

Looking pretty good at this stage, nice and fluffy! lol 

There is grey felt around the eyes to neaten the edges and give a frown effect and black ribbon attached inside to tie.

And ..this is the finished mask! 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Leather masks

I have been working on three leather masks lately and a commission order of a couple of bird masks, I can't show these yet though as they have to be ok'd by the company.

Here are my leather masks, and they are now available in my Etsy shop.
They have been designed by me "Debbs Elliman" and hand cut from veggie tanned leather.
I then wet molded them into shape and when they dried out I hand painted them with acrylic paints.

The first one is black with a metal spike, it ties with long black organza ribbon and only covers one eye! 

The next one is more of an armour style mask, with pewter metallic paint work making it look almost metal! 
It is comfortable to wear and ties with long black ribbon! 

And then there is this gorgeous crimson red leather mask, with a black leather heart attached to one side, this is easily removed.
It's the perfect mask for any Valentine masked event, and suits both men and women! 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Red Devil mask and spikes for masked ball events

I have been working on a leather mask and it is now finished, I love working with veggie tanned leather, it really is hands on!
Cutting it out into the shape I require, drenching it in water and shaping it is such fun. Then painting it and adding studs favourite type of mask making! Here is my finished mask ..a Devil with horns and studs, it ties with long red ribbon, is comfortable to wear and it's available in my Etsy shop!

Beelzebub,Satan,Lucifer,Prince of Darkness,Diavolo
Perfect for a fancy dress party, carnival or masked ball.

I also had a delivery from Venice of my blank mask bases ... I like to use these bases because I love the quality and they are a good base to start with, I sand them down and then paint them with quality acrylics and add all my embellishments to finish, here is one I finished this week! 

 It has white feathers and clear sparkly gems and looks very pretty, just perfect for a masked event! 

And is one for the men, Italian made base ..hand painted in black acrylic and decorated with spikes, looks really cool on too! 

Masquerade mask for men ..simply gorgeous!

 All my masks are available in my Etsy shop, I do take on commissions as well, so long as you give me plenty of time say six plus weeks! :)

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Ice Queen masks

I have finished my latest Ice Queen mask, this one is blue and it is now listed in my Etsy shop along with my other masks and mini Santa hats!

The Icicle masks are perfect for a masquerade ball or Winter Wonderland fancy dress event, they can be an Ice Queen, Ice Maiden, Snow Queen or Jack Frost, they tie with long organza ribbon and suit teens to adults.
A very sparkly mask! 

My miniature red and white Santa hats are made from felt and are mounted on an Alice band and set on the angle, they look so cute and are a really festive accessory for the holidays! 

If you would like to see more of my makes please click on the Etsy shop link to see my full collection of masks and mini hats etc..

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas party masks

Well ...I need to get busy making more Icicle masks as my stock has completely sold out!! :) 

I love making these masks as you probably have already realized, so watch this space as they say for more!

I am working on another gold one at the moment ..I will put pics up when it's finished, in the mean time I have finished a pretty black and pink ladies Italian Venetian style mask!

It has a mix of black and dark pink fluffy feathers, a black taffeta bow and lots of gems for extra sparkle, you can find it in my Etsy shop, it would make the perfect mask for your Christmas ball, prom or Masked New Years Eve party! 

Take a look in one or both of my shops, I have quite an eclectic selection of masks to choose from!