Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Process Leads to Product

One of the questions I hear most often is, "How long did it take to make that?"

Not an easy question to answer. Every project has its own demands, and each is a creation unto itself. I rarely work a piece from start to finish in one burst; there are waiting periods for drying at different stages along the way, and I usually have several pieces going at the same time. Work on one while another is drying... First is drawing and cutting.

Next I add texture.

Then it is carved in...

Final steps are painting by hand for brilliant color, then several different steps of finishing products to enhance detail and add protection and background color.
The whole process took many hours, but I think it was worth every minute!


Distressing Delilah said...

Looks like a lot of work! Beautiful!

aosLeather said...

Thanks Delilah!

Anonymous said...

i have a friend that made me a belt-the one in the picture is much better..

aosLeather said...

thank you for the compliment! In fairness to your friend, though, I should point out that i'm featuring only my favorite pieces on this blog!