In our Facebook group, Leathercrafting with Giardini, we’ve asked the members: “What is leathercrafting for you?”, some answers were predictable: It’s a hobby, It’s my work, it’s an art...but some of them amazed us.
If you want to create a metal leather edge, you must follow a well defined procedure. To get this specific finish you must proceed with two different applications:
- Base color;
- Metal gloss.
Deciding if ironing the leather edges or not is alway a tricky decision, because paints are not all the same. But first what is the leather edge ironing?
The hot ironing is a process used by a lot of leather crafters. Usually to do this...
The most annoying thing that can happen to a craftsman at the height of his work, is to open a bottle of paint and realizing that it’s unusable.
Leather crafting is an art and as such, it must be practiced and perfected. However, practicing is not always simple and requires dedication, passion but above all the desire to get involved.
Leatherwork is a very wide word. In fact there is not a unique way to do leather working.To become a real artisan in this art you should know as much as possible.
The end of a year and the beginning of a new one is usually a great moment to reflect and see what you've accomplished during those 365 days.
Last month on our Blog we posted a similar post "4 Mistakes to Avoid during the Hand Leather Dyeing Process" and lots of you found it very helpful and interesting. So this month we decide to publish "4 Things not do with Leather Edge Paint".
Can I add some water into my leather edge paint to create my favorite viscosity? How much water should I add? What type of water should I use?
Heating or not heating the leather edge paint is one of the most frequently asked questions. But first what is the leather edge ironing?