When Emily told me she needed a mask for a masquerade themed company holiday party I jumped at the opportunity. It was a good excuse to play with lasers and try working with leather for the first time. Below is the first draft of the design. From there I made several iterations on the asymmetric mask inspired by Emily’s dress.
After getting the design down it was on to YouTube to learn how to work with leather. I was surprised that all it took was soaking the leather overnight in water and then letting it dry pressed around a form. Leather holds its shape but is not completely stiff after this process. I am sure there will be more leather working posts in the future as I perfect my craft.