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Sunday, August 9, 2015

kid leather...

...try searching those two words on the internet. 
Actually, it wasn't that bad. 
Learned a little about Kid Rock and 
I did find a helpful video from Sarah Homfray
Although, it was like looking for the 
proverbial needle in the haystack. 
Below are the results of my search.
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I do have 'old' knowledge of the how to apply leather to canvas ...
just thought it smart to refresh my brain cells on the process.
Thank you to Kreinik for the materials 
that continue to inspire and embellish!
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Traced above, then drawn on the leather with pencil.
[a sharp pencil the dots will be beaded ... I think ...]
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Wool felt for padding, just one layer makes the magic.
And as you can see, cut much smaller.
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Applied with silk couching thread.
I came up to the outside of the leather,
then pierced as close to the edge as possible.
This would be easier with a thimble.
I, however, used my thumbnail. 
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TaDa!
This is the beginning of a new series.
I've painted nine new five inch square designs.
Each will feature some fun off the wall
techniques for embellishing.

They're tiny, yes, but stitch up quickly.
In my humble opinion, I think they're going
to look ever so awesome displayed
all together.
This is where the teaming up with 
in Orlando comes to life.
TBS will host the workshops!!
Watch for dates and times to come soon!


8 comments:

  1. Love this! Can't wait to see the other designs, too!

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    1. They're fun 'small' challenges! Thank you!

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  2. Hi Kimberly, just beautiful. I'm the Karen Patton who posted on the Facebook message.

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    1. Hi Karen, glad we connected! Thank you!

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  3. Lookin' good! Workshops sound exciting. Keep us posted!

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    1. Hi Peggy! You know me, I'm having a blast!

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  4. Sounds like a lot of fun...love the leather technique😺

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    1. Thank you Sheena! The end result is totally worth the effort :)

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Have a great day,
Kimberly