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Painted leather

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More playtime with leather. I was researching how to add paint to leather. Pretty easy. Alcohol inks didn't work for me, but the metal patina paints and acrylics worked fine. The first cuff has an acrylic paint mixed with a touch of antiquing stain medium. Waited till it was almost dry, then rubbed the surface pretty vigorously with paper towel. The second had turquoise and lilac patina paint splotched on, then dabs of an old gold acrylic color. Let dry. Then stamped a design in StazOn ink over the whole thing. Embellished both with some pretty Vintaj components.


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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These are pretty and wearable!

  2. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Really beautiful! I’d wear either in a NY minute.

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    Annas says:

    They are so unique, I like your thought

  4. kye
    kye says:

    Your playtime is producing some wonderful pieces. So unique and creative! Both are amazing but I’m especially drawn to the first one. What fun you must be having. :)

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Very pretty and unique.

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    Moogie says:

    Love your leatherwork! I like the little birdie dangle. I have a question. Do you just prefer tying the metal pieces on or are you avoiding rivets? I like the look of the tied leather strips. I don’t think to do that & just grab a rivet. Love the Tierracast rivets because they are so easy.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Thank you, everyone! I am really enjoying playing around with leather strap bracelets…pre-made ones, as well as ones cut from old leather belts.

    Moogie, the answer is yes to both…I do like the look of tied pieces, using either 1.5mm leather cord or thicker waxed linen cord. And I do not have riveting tools. Yet. I may invest in these if I really get into this. A woman at the leather store tried to sell me a cow hide and told everything I need to know about cutting and making my own bracelet blanks. Hmmm…certainly not ready for that.
    And two more bracelets from an old belt, with leather strap ties.

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  8. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    The two new ones just tripped my oooh and aaah trigger.

  9. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    They are all so lovely!

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    Deb Harding says:

    As per usual Lynda you have me in awe of your ability to take a new technique/skill and turn it into unique and fresh pieces. Fresh Baked indeed! I love all the bracelets here and then I visited your blog. Awesome!!

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow they are cool!

  12. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    I am enjoying your leather adventures. You have come up with some terrific bracelets. :)

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