Thursday, February 3, 2011
Leprechaun (Finishing the leather work)
The leather is curled on the front edge as they are glued together to hold the shape.
* This leather is from an old coat which was dyed green in its past life. Parts of it have bleached out in the sun so when it is sealed the natural brown shows through the green- in case you are wondering why this is now a brown hat.
The shoes are brushed with some Raw Umber to dirty them and to fill the stitching with paint to look like thread. (Right sole not all the way done yet)
The soles, sides, heels, and toes of the shoes are then sanded to look like they are worn.
Buckles are put on his shoes after the sealing and sanding are done.
Next time we will finish this guy and take a look at where we are going next. Have a great day!