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Just a quick reminder to everyone that our Mask of Death contest is going to be ending on Halloween, October 31st!  Get your entries in soon!  We only have ONE entry right now, so chances are high you'll win something if you enter!

After the contest is through, votes taken, and winners announced, I'm retiring as Admin here.  So far, nobody has volunteered to take over, which means the Group will be going on hiatus and essentially closing. No new submissions or new join requests will be accepted until another person takes over!  You can read more details about this development, including Admin duties, here.

I hope someone volunteers soon, as I'd hate to see this valuable hub for leather mask makers close down here on dA!  I'll still be active on the Facebook group, so Note me your account name that you're joining with on Facebook via dA and I'll add you there.  The Facebook group is very low key and self-moderated, which makes it a lot easier for me to manage.

Here's hoping someone takes an interest soon!  I don't want to see this Group die, but I can no longer dedicate the time to it that I feel it deserves.:(
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Masktastic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi all, I just wanted to ask a question about finishes. I've been playing around with matte, satin, etc, etc and different brands of varnish for a while - I was wondering what you use as the finish on your mask and why? Is there a finish you know of that's truly waterproof? Just tapping into the knowledge of the group! Thanks :) 
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll post your question in our journal this weekend, but you may also want to ask it at the new Facebook group I started for this Group, as well.  You might get a few more immediate responses!

You can find the FB group here:…

Just be sure to note the group here on dA your FB username so we know who to approve. It is going to be LeatherMaskArt members only allowed there.
ange-etrange Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Another question about selling at a festival. I am allotted one table at a student art sale on campus, so there's not exactly a lot of room. I also wanted to share the table with my watercolors and pyrography work. But how many masks should I bring/make to sell? - Sorry for all the questions. Thank you! :)
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh and this one too!
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My personal opinion is that you should take the work that meshes well with your masks.  If you can have a consistent look/theme across your art and masks, I think that puts across a more professional appearance for your prospective customers.  Try to have vertical displays for as much as you can, as well.  They tend to catch people's eye more than laying your 2d work flat on the table.  A styrofoam head for at least one of your masks is helpful as well!  You can generally find them at wig or beauty supply shops.

If it helps, I've done a few display tutorials that might help.
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