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It's always a great time to create using leather! With a little instruction anyone can do it.

I inspired to create this mask based on the beautiful sugar skulls used in "Day of The Dead" or "Dia De Los Muertos" a Mexicsn holiday to honor friends and family that have passed.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Supplies

Because you can make your sugar skull as simple or as detailed as you want I am just going to list the basic materials here. Along the way as I embellish my mask to my taste, I will list what is used. Add what you like and leave off what you don't.

1. Leather tooling sheet can be purchased at Tandy Leather or you can use a scrap piece if you have it. I wanted my mask to be light so I went with a thinner leather but any thickness would work.

2. Eco Flow leather paint colors of your choice and a Super Sheen sealer can be purchased at Tandy Leather.

3. Xacto knife or box knife

4. Leather Swivel knife can be purchased at Tandy Leather

5. Pen

6. Tracing paper

7. Mask template - create one yourself or find one online

8. Tub for hot water

9. Super Sheen leather sealer

10. Optional - Stamping tools
<p>like your work.</p>
<p>Thanks for the able! It played a big part with me getting my first mask through completion. The costume isn't quite done yet but I had to try the mask on for the first run through. I feel more leather work coming up soon....</p>
<p>When I saw your wonderful mask, I was bummed because I have been working on a similar mask for a while now and finished it very shortly after yours was posted.</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Calavera-Mask/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Calavera-M...</a> </p><p>I wasn't sad for long though, because I learned a lot of new techniques for my next mask from your ible. Thanks! </p>
<p>Great detail and craftsmanship. Favorite. </p>
Thank you very much!
Wow. This is really stunning! Such a dramatic mask
:) very sweet, thank you
<p>Thank you for your nice instructable.</p><p>Rima</p>
Your welcome Rima! have a great weekend
I can't even begin to tell you how match I love this mask.
Thank you for your feedback! It is exciting to know others are enjoying my idea!
Thank you! I thought it needed a little something special. I would love to see someone make it using fake flower petals. I think that would also be great!
<p>Love your mask! The added petals around the eyes really make it pop, nice call on those!</p>

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