Thursday, November 7, 2013

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY LEATHER SCULPTURE

Hi Everyone!
 
I did have some time while caring for my mom. She did a lot of sleeping, so this is something I worked on. One of my leather sculpted faces. This is dyed deer hide. The sculpt starts by wetting the leather and set on a blank form. The form is a piece of wood that I carved into an egg shape for heads. The features are set in by manipulating the leather. I use what ever is around to make the nose, eyes mouth. As I work I use a heat gun to dry the leather. I also have a spray bottle to dampen the leather as I work. Once I get exactly what I want. I use the heat gun again to quick dry the leather. This only dries the outside layer of hide. I allow 24 hours for the piece to sit for a full dry. I use all kinds of mediums and methods to paint the face. This piece I used a "Stone" spray paint. I didn't like the way it turned out so I used my finger to blend the oily rock paint. Then I had a white face. Perfect. The rest of the face was done with pastels. I have a bit more detailing to finish but you get the idea.
 
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Honor and Integrity in Life in Art
Nicole/Beadwright

30 comments:

  1. How fascinating! I am not familiar with this art! Patsy

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  2. Wow, I've never seen anything like it before! Happy PPF!

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  3. What a fantastic mask. It has an eery feeling to it. :) Hope your mom is well.

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  4. Wow very nice! I've seen these at art shows...really impressive work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. This is just really amazing. The leather makes a great texture for skin.

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  6. I've never tried this. Thanks for the DIY. I've only done the textile/fabric sculpting. This looks and sounds to be a lot less messy. Yay.

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  7. How interesting! I've never seen anything like this. What a wonderful technique :)

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  8. Awesome work NIcole. I've never seen this type of work. Hope your mom is doing good.

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  9. This is really amazing and beautiful work.

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  10. wow- what a fascinating and interesting process-it looks wonderful! Hope your Mom feels better.

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  11. Glad to hear your mom is doing a bit better. Your mask is amazing!

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  12. Nicole, your work always fascinates me. It is so beautiful. Take care of yourself while you take care of your Mom.

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  13. wow, this is a really cool piece of art! i've never seen this process before, it's very interesting. I hope your mom is better soon! xo

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  14. Wow, amazing!!!! Glad your mom is getting some rest ;o)

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  15. Incredible work..so visually intriguing and such a wonderful process to see! Fantastical...thanks for sharing this unique beauty! Hope your mom feels all sparkling soon!

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  16. Unusual and rather surreal looking but beautifully made

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  17. That mask is astounding - the face is a bit eerie - but it captures you immediately. Hope your mom is feeling better.

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  18. Very interesting technique, extraordinary results!

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  19. Very interesting technique, I have never seen such before. Amazing result.

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  20. This is interesting. Thanks for sharing your process. This is the first time I hear about leather sculpting.

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  21. Wow, this is a very interesting process!!! I love to sew leather and deer hide has a delicious feel :-)
    The result of your work is incredible - I think I might link back to this post, if that is ok for you? I would love to get back here and take a look!
    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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  22. Fantastic! What a amazing work!

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  23. Wow! This may be the most creative art I have seen on PPF! Super cool!

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  24. That is such an amazing art. I cannot even imagine working with something like that. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  25. Oh wow! I haven't seen leather worked that way before, that is incredible and so expressive.

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