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HANG YOUR INK | Techniques


| 2014 | Skeleton Dance |

Just finished the latest piece , working title of Skeleton dance.

Here’s the finished item, waiting for the frame & a look at the techniques used to create it

This piece features…. a dancing skeleton , spiral of triangles, collection of peonies and foliage

Stage 1. Design outline. Stage 2. Rough sketch of line-work. Stage 3. Transfer by hand onto leather

Stage 4. Ink the outline with 1 needle & favourite red tattoo machine!

Stage 5. Line-work to create depth

Stage 6 . Leather-working techniques; tooling the lines to add depth, embossing

Stage 7: Press into the leather

Stage 8: Raise the skeleton up from the surface using the repousse technique

Stage 9: hand-make the shadow box frames from reclaimed wood & paint with farrow & ball heritage paint

Stage 10: Photo! All done, ready to frame and put up on the web!

All in all, quite a few techniques… all of which are pretty detailed & labour intensive!

Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art.  Leather Art Head over to the shop to our leather art (we ship worldwide)

Thanks Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky Love Dionne X



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