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So exciting! The Mask Lovers Facebook group has started a week-long feature of my work! Every day this week they'll be sharing one of my masks and asking a question which I get to answer in detail. I hope you'll keep up and maybe learn a thing or two there!:)

Their first question on Monday was:

My question for Angela today is: In addition to mask-making, you are quite an accomplished illustrator. Which came first, and how did you become involved in the art of mask making?

Find out my answer here!

Today they asked:

This mask is entitled "January's Mask" and has some intricate scroll work and floral patterns, that I'd like to learn more about!

For starters, I'd like to ask Angela the inspiration behind this particular piece and then segue into today's question: What themes do you find are most influential in your work?

Find out my answer to this question here  

Stay tuned for the rest of the week to see more of my best work with a new question asked each day this week!




:heart::love::love::heart: Current Craft Love :heart::love::love::heart:
Green Elven Knight Helmet Compiled by AzmalElven Bracer by I-TAVARON-ILunar Moth Hybrid by thebluekrakenGold Knotwork Falcon - Leather Mask with Stone by windfalconThe Tree of Life by mtomsky

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Angela R. Sasser
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I transfer my love of painting fantasy art onto the canvas of leather.

Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, I learned my trade from the tutorials of Andrea Masse-Tongetti (also known as Merimask). Andrea's techniques helped me to finally discover an outlet for my love of the symbolism and beauty of masks, which I had previously only explored via my writings and illustrations.

I have been crafting masks ever since that very first experiment in 2009. I work as a fantasy illustrator by day, where my love of Art Nouveau and Romantic art inspires my leather crafts.

My leather items are meticulously carved by hand, soaked in water, and baked in the oven to harden them. After hardening, I paint my items by hand, where I get to have the real fun of the entire process. For more info, see my FAQ.

You can watch videos of my process on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/user/angelicsh…

If you're curious about my illustration work, you can find it at AngelaSasser, while you can read my writings at AngelaSasser-story.

Sign up for my artisan studio's e-mail newsletter here!

Are you a photographer looking to add interesting photography of masks to your portfolio? Check my website for details on how we might be able to work together!

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:iconsketchydragon:
SketchyDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Your video tutorial helped me immensely in hardening my leatherworking crafts. Thank you so much!
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad to hear it helped!  Best of luck with your future leather crafts.:)
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mbo70 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
great masks!
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
awesome work, cant help wondering what is the thickness of the leather you are using on your masks :)
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Generally around 8 oz. in thickness.  You should also check out my leather mask making video here on dA for the rest of my process:
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Oh sweet...thank you :aww:
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AuriV1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a magnificent gallery! :)
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.:)
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daeien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.:)
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