My friend Patti @ADKArtsBoutique had an idea of a drum style handbag. Old skool, I’m in. She sends down a print and off and running we go. Here’s the parts, a borrowed vintage pattern from F. O. Baird several coats of spirit dyes, highlighter and some fancy poly coat I rock. I swear the finish is indestructible except with a grinder of course.
I’m getting the box readied for Patti Turon to work without pattern and custom finish it all into our newest creation. Stay tuned to @ADKArtsBoutique for all your updates 😉
Go Patti go!
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Five (5) new projects getting ready for the “Command Center” aka. my work table. You know I often wonder if more than Patti and Delores read this? Ooops and Rachel. Brain fart, what can I say? #1 is a wallet for a gal on the West Coast Pati G aka Turtlebug and she would like a turtle and a ladybug on her wallet for starters,#2 I was having a conversation with a gal who works at my local store when I come to utter my first words with this oh so stern looking gent who is obviously security personnel. Frankly with him at the door, that’s all they need! Psst I gotta tell you behind that seemingly Marine foundation he’s quite the gent! A cell phone case that is going to be to die for. All’s I’m saying is Mac, Android and Samsung Galaxy 5 owners you might want to see the phone that couldn’t be broken in the case Ronnie and I devised. #3 &4 are Chihuahua dog collars maybe for Toni and Jill I haven’t heard back from. Travis and Mike both are after arm rest/center consoles. The Ram’s getting custom tooled leather visors for too. The Dodge Ram is a 1994 with a 12 valve Cummins and 2014 Ford SUPER DUTY turbocharged diesel. Personally, I love them both. I have a 1999 Dodge with the 24 valve noisiest Cummins made. Especially with 6″ smokestack coming out the back.
A view from Across Leather Studio.
Here’s how deep I got colors to go. To me it’s hard to get to that level of “Burgundy without massive build-up of Red Oxides.
I started a old school vintage patterned Bi-Fold wallet. I had the parts cut so I just let it rip. This was after day one.