Thursday, February 13, 2014

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY FEB. 14

Hi Everyone! 
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.
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece, Nicole! Thanks for sharing your process, too. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  2. Nicole, I love this!! I just have to have a go at this type of work with leather. Excellent job. Wow, you got it girl! Have a wonderful weekend and don't be surprised that in the near future I may try this out, if it's okay with you of course. Take care dear.

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  3. That is so cool! And it retains it's shape? I love it! waving hi from the snowy hills of North Carolina ♥

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  4. This is wayyyyy cool!! Thank you for the tutorial! It is really a interesting process. Love the piece.

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  5. What a fascinating technique! Really inspiring!

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  6. oh my gosh - what an amazing piece of Mixed Media ART!
    I am totally in love with that!
    Happy PPF!
    xxx
    Susi

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  7. That is an amazing art. I like it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  8. Wow, great work, love what you have made! Valerie

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  9. This is a wonderful process with extraordinary effects!! How amazing! The moulded face you use to shape the leather, does it stay under the leather in the finished piece or does the leather retain the shape of the facial features after wetting? I really want to try this out now!!!! You have inspired me, thank you. ;)

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  10. wow, this is so clever and loving the fab results. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Awesome! Love to see the process. Happy PPF!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your process. Looks fabulous! :)

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  13. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing

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  14. Wow! Very original and unique piece!

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  15. Great work with leather, I really liked that show us step by step. Saludos

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  16. How cool! And it's really interesting to see how you work and create these sculptural type pieces. Lovely!

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  17. Wowie, Nicole. You never cease to amaze me. This looks like so much fun. Thank you.

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  18. Impressive, very nice tutorial! Love seeing the process...wonderful results!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. what a really fantastic effect you have achieved with the leather and paints on this canvas Nicole-very interesting project. Happy PPF!

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  20. Oh it is fabulous! I love everything about it. Outstanding work Nicole.

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  21. wow - seriously awesome! I'm really glad I joined PPF - so much diversity in art - I just love it - always something new to admire (and learn ;))
    Thanks for stopping by earlier!
    Happy PPF,
    Jana

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  22. I've never seen anything like your leather face - so unearthly and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. . .

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  23. That is stunning!! You are a very talented lady

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  24. This is an amazing technique with great results.

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  25. This is an amazing technique with great results.

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  26. Wonderful and full of beauty and intrigue! Thank you for sharing your progress shots as well...

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  27. Great piece!!!! I used to work with leather years ago and I kind of miss it . I love what you did with it.

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  28. So wonderfully unique - and a bit haunting! I agree - unearthly :)

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  29. I agree with Tammie, a bit haunting but in a very good way. I love the softness of the facial features - truly surreal!

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  30. Wow your work is amazing! I loved seeing the process. Happy PPF.

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  31. This is amazing!!! Love it!! Thanks for showing the steps ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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  32. Nicole, great piece! Thanks for sharing the process. I LOVE seeing how other artists work. Have a great weekend! -Katie

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  33. Well done. Looks a nice piece.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  34. Wow, Nicole, how amazing this is! Just gorgeous.

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  35. Wow...it's beautiful and intriguing...
    HPPF Nicole :)

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  36. Loved seeing your process Nicole, it was fascinating :)

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  37. Wow! this is so amazing. Thank you for sharing the process.
    Happy PPF

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  38. Fantastic..powerful and beautiful..a very strong presence and uniqueness..brilliant work!

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  39. isnt that clever and it looks fantastic

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  40. An original ! Good thing you decided against a Valentine theme : )

    Annabelle : )

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  41. This is very unique. I am very impressed - I have never worked with leather and I didn't even know that you could use in such a way. It looks fantastic!

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  42. Thanks for showing how you created this piece - I've seen some lovely leather masks, .... wondered how you created your faces!
    It is a beautiful piece.

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