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Buffed Metal on Leather by Angelic-Artisan Buffed Metal on Leather by Angelic-Artisan
See the mask used in this tutorial here :pointr: [link]

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I felt compelled to do this 'quick' tutorial after completely falling in love with this easily created effect. It adds a simple and elegant touch if you're wanting a subtle, yet striking look! It also works on most surfaces that can take paint, not just leather. Imagine the possibilities! :D

It's also fun to see how one can take the natural leather surface and make it look completely different than what it's actually made of.

Feel free to leave any questions and comments! I am no master of leather-working (yet!), so my methods may not be the best.
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:iconbanesarmory:
BanesArmory Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Verry nice Tutorial, Thanks.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad it was useful!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Hi ^.^ I featured this here: [link]
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:iconangelic-artisan:
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just saw that on my stock account! Very cool.:D Thanks!
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hyenadon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Would there be a way to do this without leather? I need leather alternatives because I'm vegan but I just have no idea what would replicate leather well -_____-
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think so. Maybe you can research vegan tooling leather? I don't know of any off the top of my head, unfortunately.
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silvercrow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the tutorial. Really interesting!
I shall try that.
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darkerperspective Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Wow, I wouldn't be able to tell that was leather if you hadn't had said
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! That means the effect really worked out well. And all it took was some smudging with a finger. Who knew? :lol:
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Vogelbeere Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I really love the result of this little project <3

What I wanted to ask is... could you link me any good tutorials on how t shape the mask and make the engravings? I really want to start working with leather, too. And though I might try something simple like a bracelet first. But I really couldn't find any good tutorials, except for engrying... but not really something on shaping leather *sighs*
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You should try checking out *merimask's page here on DA. She has a few listed on her page that are what got me into mask-making.:) Start there and experiment on your own!
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Vogelbeere Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thanks a lot for the link!
I think I had already found her tutorials on LJ ages ago, but have completly forgotten about them *feeling a bit stupid*

Oh and sorry for my late reply... I've been so busy I somehow postponed answers on DA longer and longer x__X But really thanks so much for answering :hug:
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
This deviation has been featured:
:star: Stock Treasury #3: Leather
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TheScreamingNorth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great, concise tutorial!
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:iconangelic-artisan:
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I hope it proves useful for you.:)
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Kit14 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice Tutorial, Thank you.
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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KimsButterflyGarden Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
This is a very nicely made and helpful tutorial, and it is absolutely inspiring! I have been craving making masks for years, but I never learned to do anything with leather. I will hunt for more tutorials! >: D
Thanks for posting this!
:heart:
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Check out *merimask's page sometime! She links to several tutorials which are where I initially learned the basics:) It's a surprisingly easy medium to work with! Just a little pricey for all the tools. Luckily, it's a craft that's great for improvisation of tools!
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KimsButterflyGarden Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I definitely will! I am doing all the learning I can right now (I found a bunch of awesome info just after I posted the comment this morning) and now I am just going to try to keep learning, collecting ideas and trying to come up with some designs. Once I sell some of my pendants and sculptures and fairy doors I am hoping I will be able to afford the supplies to get into this! I CAN'T wait!!! :D
Thanks again!
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds like fun. Good luck with it!
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Felicity-Moep Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats such a great tutorial. once i played with the thought to make a mask myself. but i havent the right ressources yet =P
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*merimask has some great tutorials up if you're looking for recommendations for methods and materials! If there's a Hobby Lobby or a Michaels around you, they sell single 8.5x11 in. tooling sheets that are perfect for a single mask without the investment in buying a whole shoulder or side. Hope you can try it soon! It's very fun..but also very addictive!
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Felicity-Moep Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you very much for the tipps :)
i will look ^^
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds like fun!! Thank you for the tutorial, I cannot wait to play with it. :)
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Do link me if you have any fun with it :D I'd love to see what you do!
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dragoon811 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I most definitely will!

Might be a bit, though... Got some stuff to finish! Ah, so much to play with... :heart: I wish I had more hours in a day! :)
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You and me both!
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome! *fav's to use later*
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Groovy! I hope it proves useful for you. Would also love to see anything you make with this effect, if you'd like to link it :D
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I have the time to attempt anything I'll be sure to link it :nod: :aww:
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Lady-Cass Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Wow look at you go! How nice of you!
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:iconangelic-artisan:
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I figured it was an effect I've been using a lot, so why not share? It's super easy to do too:D
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