HANG YOUR INK:10 techniques used #Skeleton dance #tattooed leather art
Just finished the latest piece , working title of Skeleton dance.
Here’s the finished item, waiting for the frame & a look at the techniques used to create it
Stage 1. Design outline. Stage 2. Rough sketch of line-work. Stage 3. Transfer by hand onto leather
Stage 4. Ink the outline with 1 needle & favourite red tattoo machine!
Stage 5. Line-work to create depth
Stage 6 . Leather-working techniques; tooling the lines to add depth, embossing
Stage 7: Press into the leather
Stage 8: Raise the skeleton up from the surface using the repousse technique
Stage 9: hand-make the shadow box frames from reclaimed wood & paint with farrow & ball heritage paint
Stage 10: Photo! All done, ready to frame and put up on the web!
All in all, quite a few techniques… all of which are pretty detailed & labour intensive!
This piece features…. a dancing skeleton , spiral of triangles, collection of peonies and foliage