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Hello! Thank you for visiting my site and viewing all my masks! This is how it all began!
I started playing on a Rec Hockey team in Drumheller in 2007 and wanted to get a custom painted mask. I looked through eBay and found a listing for one by Deb Mason in Michigan. I asked her how the process worked through several emails and my interest grew. I began practicing on old mask shells and wood planks. In 2007/2008 I entered the Design a Goalie Mask contest for the IIHF World Juniors for Team Canada. Myself and another winner from Canada won out of roughly 1500 entries! Steve Mason, now currently with the Philadelphia Flyers, wore my design and Canada went on to win gold! Seeing a mask that I designed on TV only strengthened my love of airbrushing and designing goalie masks! I'm able to paint on many different surfaces but my preference is mainly goalie masks.
I attended SAIT in Calgary, Alberta for a Graphic Communications and Print Technology diploma course which I graduated from in 2012. This course helped strengthen my designing skills and gave me a better understanding of how to make the designs flow smoothly. As for my airbrushing skills I am mostly self taught but I have had lots of excellent tips and help from some really great airbrushing friends! I use Createx and Wicked colours since I do the majority of my painting from home.
My biggest goal would be to get a mask that I've airbrushed into the NHL, which would be a dream come true! In early 2014 I began the process of getting even closer to my dream, I started my business 'Schinny Custom Designs'. I've been airbrushing full time ever since and so far it's been amazing. I’ve had amazing customers and very supportive family to help my dream grow. I look forward to what the future brings and meeting all my future customers!