Thursday, July 10, 2014

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY JULY 10

Hi Everyone!
 
Spending time with my mom is very precious to me. We laugh so hard when we are together, about the silliest things. Do we always agree? No. Do we frustrate each other? Well of course. That is the way with mother's and daughters. 
But we love each other and that is also the way of mother's and daughters. 
 
This leather face was made for my mom. Both mom and I collect and create faces.
So this one is for my beautiful mom.

Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday
 
I started by making a 12x12" wood frame while a piece of deer hide was soaking in hot water. The leather is then stretched and stapled over the frame as tight as I can get it. The framed leather is set over a face mold and left to dry. 
Ok so I don't have patience to let it set. I dry it with a heat gun. LOL 




Once dry the leather is still soft to the touch. It is a very cool feeling.

I used acrylics with brushes. However, I prefer to air brush leather.
When the weather is good I do that outside.
 

Unless the leather gets wet it will hold this shape for ever.

 Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

24 comments:

  1. How lucky is your mother! Your leather face is amazing! Thanks for sharing the steps. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Seems like I lost my past comment? I hope you don't get 2...
    I was saying that this looks amazing and the extra touch of silver makes it even better ☺

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  3. What a really powerful face image. I really like the colors you use too! Thanks for sharing your work. Happy PPF!

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  4. Great project, love how you have created the face. Valerie

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  5. I find your leather faces so intriguing Nicole. They really are very special.

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  6. These have such a hauntingly beautiful, subtle quality.

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  7. Whoa... lol !!! Now that is a bit spooky popping over here and then finding this ghostly face staring back me. lol Fabulous art though. Thanks for explaining how. I would not have known at all how you did it.

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  8. What an unusual and beautiful art form, Nicole! It's so nice that you and your mother share like interests. I hope you are near enough that you can see each other frequently.

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  9. That's really cool, Nicole! I love your leather work....and your bead work....and your gourd work....and your paint work...and you!

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  10. fascinating art Nicole. I know very well what you mean about mothers and daughters as I have spent much time with my Mom this week and will have her for dinner on Sunday again:)

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  11. What a cool process! I know you have posted some of these before - but I really like seeing the process over again! I know your mom loved it - how wonderful that you enjoy each other so much.

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  12. This is such an interesting process and beautiful gift for your mother. My hairdryer has paint on it because I never have the patience to let things dry,

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  13. Hi Nicole. Hope all is well and I know exactly what you mean about mothers and daughters. I love this leather face and appreciated the steps. Excellent work, excellent process. Have a great weekend Nicole and thank you for the other days comment about my bangle. I appreciate yours as well.:) Take care.

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  14. your leather face has a haunting quality. i enjoy seeing how you create it. most of all, i love that you and your mother have such a delightful and full relationship and that you laugh a lot together. xo irene

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  15. Love the wonderful mom comments - there is nothing like that bond! Your leather faces are so cool and creepily alive, somehow! So thought provoking, a real conversation starter when hanging on the wall!! Happy PPF!

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  16. Your leather faces always astound me. So very cool and unique.
    Have a great weekend.
    xx, Carol

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  17. I am glad you and your mom can laugh together! It makes so good when you laugh so much you can:) Your leather work is amazing.It is interesting, when you tell about it. Have a nice week-end and a new week!

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  18. that is very cool... I love it just peaking through like that, and you are lucky to have such a relationship with your mum... glad it is precious to you...xx

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  19. Yes, you are quite lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with your Mom. Laugh a lot! Your leather work is amazing.

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  20. Nicole, I am so happy everything went well with mom ;o) You should hear mom and I argue! She always wins! LOL! Your leather face is really cool! I love it and I know your mom will too ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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  21. Absolutely incredible! I love the mysterious feel to this piece. Truly unique and exciting. All I can think about is a fairytale where characters are trapped inside many canvases. Lovely! Brilliant!

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  22. This is amazing! Love reading how you created this, and the result is stunning and very creative ...

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  23. Wow! How interesting! A great post for PPF and thanks for your visit.

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  24. So cool! I had no clue that the leather would hold a shape like that. . .

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