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August 21, 2010
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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]

For a larger and printer-friendly version of this tutorial with a blank background, Download the zipped version. You can open and print the file with any free pdf reader.

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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BanesArmory Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Verry nice Tutorial, Thanks.
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad it was useful!
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Hi ^.^ I featured this here: [link]
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just saw that on my stock account! Very cool.:D Thanks!
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 -_____-
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.
silvercrow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the tutorial. Really interesting!
I shall try that.
darkerperspective Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Wow, I wouldn't be able to tell that was leather if you hadn't had said
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:
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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