I ordered a bunch of Angelus leather paints from Dharma Trading recently and nothing made of leather in my house is safe now!
I found these little hair clips recently that my mother made for me when I was little…and loved the hand painted details she added.
Step 1: I took some scrap leather (you can find pieces at fabric stores and craft stores…or you can cut up an old purse/shoes/jacket etc to salvage pieces)……
Step 2: I took a small paint brush and cut off most of the bristles so it would paint small details easily:
Step 6: I allowed the paint to dry thoroughly. To darken and soften the leather I used a technique that I used to break in all my horse bridles and saddles and to keep them clean and supple. I took some olive oil…..
Now to find something else to paint 🙂