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EDIT 1: More prizes added!  Plus, September is coming to an end. Are you working on your entry yet?:D Share WiPs in the comments!



After much delay, our next contest is finally here!  It starts NOW and ends Octobor 31st, Halloween!  :boo:

The Theme:  Create a mask to represent any of the traditions involving funeral rights or the personification of death (or both).  Some of the most interesting traditions from around the world stem from our veneration and honoring of death.

For instance, the Egyptians utilized elaborate masks in funerary rights for both the preparers of the deceased and for the deceased, themselves, on the path to immortalize their spirits.

Show us!  Be creative.  Do your research!  Masks will be judged on originality AND including an explanation of how your mask relates to the tradition you're drawing inspiration from. 

Unlike last time, made up traditions will be allowed (ie. funerary rites or 'reaper' characters from your original writings or a pre-existing literary world) as long as you explain them in your description!

TO ENTER: Leave a link on this journal entry. Only one (1) entry per person.  Entries must be completely new and not something that was already in your gallery!

DEADLINE: October 31st, 2014

VOTING:  I'll be asking for our members to Note me their votes (everyone gets ONE vote), and then tallying up the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  Voting will begin November 1st and last a week.  If you don't get your vote in within that time period, it will not be counted.


Here's where I could use the help of the Members here at this Group (or their talented and/or rich friends)!  Do you have anything you can donate to our prize winners?  Be it DA points, original art/crafts, leather crafting tools, usable leather scraps, gift cards, or even simply a promo feature somewhere?  I do not have the funds to give very many prizes by myself, unfortunately.  Help me make this a more impressive prize pot!  

If the winners don't want a particular prize, they can choose to opt out of them once they are contacted about their winnings OR take the prizes and gift them to other Members/people they like.

1st Place:

-  A Journal Feature showcasing their work at Angelic-Artisan's tumblr (a blog with 128 followers!) and Facebook Fan Page (with 308 followers!)
-  Choice of an original mask from Angelic-Artisan's selected items
-  Choice of custom ACEO (art card) or custom ink drawing from AngelaSasser
-  Choice of an eye patch from this section of EirewolfCreations's shop, whatever happens to be in stock at the time of the contest's end.
-  A $20 gift certificate to Beadmask's bead shop.

2nd Place:

-  An original leather accessory from Angelic-Artisan.
-  A feature on Beadmask's Facebook page.

3rd Place:

-  A medium sized box stuffed with leather scraps for small projects from Angelic-Artisan.
-  Your choice of an exclusive stock art set or premium version of any existing set in AngelaSasser-stock's gallery.
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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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