I am early do to the weather.
It is Paint Party Friday and NO I am not doing hearts or a Valentine theme. You should know me better than that. LOL
A big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday. Be sure to visit the other very talented artists who partake.
This week I wanted to work with some leather. I have had this idea in my head for a while and I had time to do it this.
First I assembled a 12x12" frame and painted it.
Then I found just the right color and type of leather. When working with leather you always wet it.
I really like the way the camera caught the steam.
Next staple the leather to the frame.Then balance it onto a molded face. This face is one I sculpted and molded a few years ago.
To help the drying time I use a heat gun.
I am just impatient. LOL
After the leather dries remove the molded face. The leather keeps it shape.
I normally air brush my leather faces but the weather was to icky to go out and do that. First I did some dry pastels in different size squares.
I then used acrylics, very dry, until I got the effect I wanted. The pastel squares show through just a bit in the face. I love that!!!!
I am very happy with the effect of this.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.