Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Clutch Purse Dyed

Completing a larger clutch purse as a carry all.  I went with a mahogney main dye and black antique gel for the top coat.  Interesting Sheridan style flowers that I found in use by Chan Geer.  I really liked how they turned out.....a lot veiner work in these flowers...enjoy!

Play with Leather and Laser

Completed this cover for a first printed edition of this famous book.  The back cover has my maker's stamp decorated with a border stamp.  I wanted to keep it simple and elegant for the owner.  I hope it protects the book!

Journal Project Underway

Working on this journal book.  I used my friend who uses a laser for engraving the family crest. I then used two geometric tools to complete the back cover along with my maker stamp.

Floral Belt

Completed the background and outlining parts of the belt in the same dye as the background. 

Belt Background Dyeing

I am completing work on this "Hollywood" floral belt pattern.  The new owner wanted a two-tone color. I am dyeing the background with Fiebing's mahongany.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swivel Knife Practice!

With permission, I borrowed this design from Mr. Bob Park of Arizona. He had won a swivel knife contest with this picture. I thought it really look cool, so I thought I give it a try. It didn't come out as good as Mr. Park, but I am proud of it just the same! Tell me what you think!