HANG YOUR INK | Techniques

Updated: Oct 22, 2019


| 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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