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Red Spotted Purple Mask by Angelic-Artisan Red Spotted Purple Mask by Angelic-Artisan
For sale on Etsy and Artfire

Another mask made for this past weekend's fair. Still a few more to come!

Inspired by the markings of the Red-Spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis). The subtle tones and texture in this mask were meticulously carved to imitate the texture and pattern of a butterfly's wing.

Carved from 8 oz leather and painted by hand. It has been sealed with varnish and signed on the back. It is held to the face with graceful dancer's ribbon. Because it is made from leather, it should conform to most sizes of faces due to its flexibility.

Want another species of butterfly? Custom commissions are available!
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
amazing
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MrsNox Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the colours and markings of this mask. They are lovely. =D
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Sometimes the simpler color schemes are the most striking.:)
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WyldAngel Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
really stunning! ^.^
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's a redo of the first ever butterfly mask I did, which was this same species. Always good to see improvement!
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WyldAngel Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
You could post up side by side photos. It'd be neat to really see the improvement.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I should do a timeline. In fact, that'd be a fun meme for mask-makers! I'll have to see if someone has made one.
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WyldAngel Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
cool ^.^
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WolflyFinesse Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is beautiful! Oh the fun I would have with makeup and colored contacts!
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yess! I can see this with white or 'angel' blue costume contacts.
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