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Handmade Owl Leather Purse

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Handmade Owl Leather Purse

My first handmade purse: pyrography, dye, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tears on leather. Not for sale. Hopefully I’ll be able to make more purses available for adoption, but this one I consider a prototype and too rough around the edges for selling. Plus, I think I am a little too emotionally connected to it to let it “fly”. 😉 I am new to leatherwork. I am probably doing everything wrong! But if you’re interested, here’s a bit about the process I used in making this handbag: I used the Vista Handbag Kit from Tandy...

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Self Portrait

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Self Portrait

Update: this piece has sold, so I will not be exhibiting it as previously planned. I WILL however still be at the event linked to below. This self portrait is mixed media (Sakura Pigma Micron pens, Derwent Inktense pencils, silver leaf pen, Dr. Ph. Martins liquid watercolor) on birch, 8.75″ x 24″. It will be hanging at ArtLoveMagic’s gallery (at South Side on Lamar) as part of their annual El Dia de los Muertos exhibit. The opening for this exhibit is Friday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. I will be there with a booth full of new...

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Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

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Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

Commissioned painting, not for sale. Ink and silver leaf on Yupo, 11″ x 14″. <3 <3 <3  some Tom Petty!!!

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Leather Knife Holder

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Leather Knife Holder

So after getting into making the leather cuff bracelets, I decided to try my hand at something else and bought a couple of knife holder/case kits. This one is burned, painted (acrylic leather paint) and hand-stitched. Oh yes, I collected more tools and what-not. Because I can’t stop. Make all the...

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Leather Cuff Bracelets

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Leather Cuff Bracelets

I have had SO much fun making these leather cuff bracelets. I’m pretty consumed with them. My free time of late is rather slim, but I make these every chance I get. I’ve been using leather bracelet blanks that are cut and come with snaps on them, but I’m also getting into cutting custom sizes and adding my own snaps, grommets, eyelets, etc. I started out just drawing designs on and burning them with my Razertip burner, but then I discovered (thanks, Internet!) that an acrylic paint exists that is specifically for leather! I...

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Woodburned Fish Skeleton

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Woodburned Fish Skeleton

Fish skeleton – pyrography and Derwent Inktense pencils on a thick slice of a cypress knee.

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Ina

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Ina

Ina (Lakota for “mother”) is pyrography and mixed media (Inktense Derwent pencils and acrylic) on birch, 8″ x 24″.

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Abstract Blue Eye

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Abstract Blue Eye

Abstract blue eye ink painting. Ink on Yupo, 8″ x 10″.

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Abstract Green Eye

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Abstract Green Eye

Abstract green eye – ink on Yupo, 8″ x 8″

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Woodburned Frida and Skulls

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Woodburned Frida and Skulls

Pyrography and mixed media (Derwent Inktense pencils, silver leaf, and butane torch) on wood.

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Oriole

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Oriole

Mixed media (Derwent Inktense pencils, watercolor, ink) on 140lb. hot press.

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Woodburned Deer

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Woodburned Deer

Custom deer commission. Pyrography and antiquing medium on basswood.

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Rainbow Billed Toucan

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Rainbow Billed Toucan

Mixed media (Derwent Inktense pencils, watercolor, and ink) on archival paper with digital background.

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Painted Deer Antlers

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Painted Deer Antlers

I used Pebeo Vitrail, metallic acrylic paint, and silver leaf marker to paint these deer antlers. Sealed with gloss varnish. Soooo shiny!

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Woodburned Owl on Cypress

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Woodburned Owl on Cypress

Pyrography and Derwent Inktense Pencils on a thick slice from a cypress knee.

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