It has been way too long, since I update the blog post for this site, so I believe I owe you all some updates.
It will be worth it, I promise!
Since the last post, I have participated in my first vendor show here, in Seattle. It was a fantastic experience I will be repeating on a regular basis for sure. BUT for the meantime, I have been kept busy with a day job (yep, even us art people have a regular position somewhere we need to deal with lol) and filling up a notebook with some crazy ideas! One of them is to create a TARDIS. Yep, you read that right. I am making a portable TARDIS. If I do my job, it will be bigger on the inside :P
It always starts with the design on paper. It goes......you guessed it......into the notebook. Then I start tweaking it, looking at measurements, form, size, etc.
After I am content with it on a drawing, it becomes a paper product. I cut it out of paper, staple it or glue it together to make sure it all fits and looks exactly how I imagined.
Once I am happy with the look, it gets transferred onto leather and off we go!
Pattern gets cut out, images to be tooled will get transferred on to it. After a proper casing, I cut the design into the leather with a swivel knife and then tool it.
Deciding the best way to colour the piece is always a challenge, as not everything is a clear cut process. So I create templates with different processes to make sure I get the desired effect at the end. In this case, I decided on an all-over dye in navy blue, followed by acrylic paint by Angelus. After applying the paint, and the curing process, the piece gets a sealant to make sure all colours get to stay in place.
This is where the process is currently. The sealant is applied and I am just waiting to put the pieces together for the main body. Then I will move onto the strap that is based on a guitar strap.
Not giving that one away! Not yet :P
So you know what I am talking about, here are some of the photos I took of the processes. Enjoy and make sure to check back for the rest!