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Hi! Welcome to my blog. Here I'll be posting all of the things I make for my shop, plus other bits and bobs. For work-in-progress and to have a chat, please check out my Facebook page :)
Find my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Masktastic

Been having some fun with my father-in-law’s fancy camera, so much better than my own! So here are some photos of my Fenrir and Loki dragon mask :) Enjoy!

(Both are still available at my Etsy store! ;) )

— 6 days ago with 1 note
#fenrir  #final fantasy  #loki  #dragon  #leatherwork 
Hey all, just thought I’d stick a post up here to tell you I have a facebook competition to win some Game of Thrones sigil coasters like those above :) You can find it on my facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Masktastic

Hey all, just thought I’d stick a post up here to tell you I have a facebook competition to win some Game of Thrones sigil coasters like those above :) You can find it on my facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Masktastic

— 1 week ago
#game of thrones  #competition  #geekery  #leatherwork 

Latest guest book commission - a Portal themed one! I loved doing this! The process of making this was to paint/sponge the book cover and box black, then I rub over a silver acrylic to get the dappled effect. I also made the ribbon ‘charms’ using my leatherworking skills :) Can people order more things like this please, they’re fun! :D

— 1 week ago with 10 notes
#Portal  #alternative wedding  #geek wedding  #wedding guest book  #The cake is a lie 
This is my entry for the ‘Faces of New Year’ competition over at the group Leather Mask Art on DeviantART. 

While researching what tradition to embody into a mask, I found so many awesome ancient traditions that I couldn’t choose! It got me to thinking how many actually still practice these traditions in comparison to what we do now. So I decided on creating a mask to reflect a more modern aspect of New Year, and chose fireworks. Although fireworks are used in many celebrations for many different holidays (and have been around for centuries), I think they are an international tradition of New Year - I know most people here the UK either set off their own fireworks, or watch the spectacular display they set off in London on the telebox, followed by the displays around the world. I just really liked the idea that it’s something that’s united across the world, that all hell breaks loose in the sky to herald in the New Year. It’s a modern tradition that’s still seated in celebrations of the past.

In an effort to reflect a modern tradition, I’ve used bright and bold colours with a Pop Art look to it It’s sort of inspired by the work of Keith Haring, in one aspect that jelly baby people rock  but also in that I like thinking it links activist work with New Year - I think New Year is a symbol of hope and change for a lot of people, with the promise of the year to come. 

So it’s a mask showcasing the tradition of people coming together and setting off fireworks, heralding in the New Year with the rest of the world

This is my entry for the ‘Faces of New Year’ competition over at the group Leather Mask Art on DeviantART.

While researching what tradition to embody into a mask, I found so many awesome ancient traditions that I couldn’t choose! It got me to thinking how many actually still practice these traditions in comparison to what we do now. So I decided on creating a mask to reflect a more modern aspect of New Year, and chose fireworks. Although fireworks are used in many celebrations for many different holidays (and have been around for centuries), I think they are an international tradition of New Year - I know most people here the UK either set off their own fireworks, or watch the spectacular display they set off in London on the telebox, followed by the displays around the world. I just really liked the idea that it’s something that’s united across the world, that all hell breaks loose in the sky to herald in the New Year. It’s a modern tradition that’s still seated in celebrations of the past.

In an effort to reflect a modern tradition, I’ve used bright and bold colours with a Pop Art look to it It’s sort of inspired by the work of Keith Haring, in one aspect that jelly baby people rock but also in that I like thinking it links activist work with New Year - I think New Year is a symbol of hope and change for a lot of people, with the promise of the year to come.

So it’s a mask showcasing the tradition of people coming together and setting off fireworks, heralding in the New Year with the rest of the world

— 2 weeks ago
#New year  #mask  #festival  #celebration  #leatherwork 
A Masktastic birthday treat -  a trio of dragons! Smaug, Maleficent and Loki. Loki is still available at my Etsy shop, or you can recommission one of the others! Or get a completely custom made dragon! The choices are endless ;)

A Masktastic birthday treat - a trio of dragons! Smaug, Maleficent and Loki. Loki is still available at my Etsy shop, or you can recommission one of the others! Or get a completely custom made dragon! The choices are endless ;)

— 4 weeks ago with 3 notes
#Smaug  #maleficent  #Loki  #dragon  #mask 
Today is Masktastic’s 2nd birthday! Here’s to two years of fun and awesome orders. Thank you to everyone who has bought things, spread the Masktastic word and generally been supportive  You have helped my little business grow, and long may it continue. Go on, have some cake!

Today is Masktastic’s 2nd birthday! Here’s to two years of fun and awesome orders. Thank you to everyone who has bought things, spread the Masktastic word and generally been supportive You have helped my little business grow, and long may it continue. Go on, have some cake!

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note
#Masktastic  #masktastic birthday  #leatherwork  #mask 

I was inspired by The Avengers villain Loki, and thought he would look pretty good in dragon form :) Made from 6-7oz leather that is hand cut, tooled and moulded (all those scales are hand carved!) then painted with acrylic. Finished with a coat of satin varnish for protection. A chance to own an alternative piece of Marvel fan art, or if you just really like green and gold dragons!

Note: He’s painted in a very dark green - if he looks black you may need to adjust your screen brightness!

Available at my Etsy shop.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#loki  #loki dragon  #dragon  #mask  #dragon mask  #leatherwork 
Custom order for my ‘Gearwing’ eye patch in red & silver. It’s an old design that needs updating, but it was wanted exactly the same so here we go :)

Custom order for my ‘Gearwing’ eye patch in red & silver. It’s an old design that needs updating, but it was wanted exactly the same so here we go :)

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#steampunk  #steampunk eyepatch  #eyepatch  #leatherwork  #cogs 
Having fun painting Mr Loki in the sun for a change :) Soon I won’t be freezing my biscuits off in my craft room. Instead I’ll be complaining its too hot and my paint is drying too fast…aaaah Britain.

Having fun painting Mr Loki in the sun for a change :) Soon I won’t be freezing my biscuits off in my craft room. Instead I’ll be complaining its too hot and my paint is drying too fast…aaaah Britain.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#loki  #loki dragon  #sun  #British weather  #biscuits 
Loki Dragon mask all formed, just drying out now :) Ignore the crazy lines on his horns, I kept changing my mind :P Next, I will be burdened with the glorious purpose of painting him…..  ;)

Loki Dragon mask all formed, just drying out now :) Ignore the crazy lines on his horns, I kept changing my mind :P Next, I will be burdened with the glorious purpose of painting him…..  ;)

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#loki  #loki dragon  #glorious purpose  #leatherwork  #mask