ivan7342

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  1. Hello guys, I saw this made on youtube and i think it could go great with some light carving i'm trying on a piece. Just not sure which kind of materials is he using, first some spray on the front and on the back (Just regular paint spray?) then not sure but might it be acrilyc paint for leather? or water based dye? It seems to me that the paint or dye have some consistency since he put it on paper and from there he stretch it with his fingers, i think an alcohol based dye would not allow to do this... Thanks!
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    Dye still bleeding after laquer coats

    Thanks!! I will try that today!!
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    Dye still bleeding after laquer coats

    Yes, i wiped the excess dye the day before, let it overnight since it was late already.
  4. Hello guys, I'm running into an issue, maybe i can get some solution here. After dye i applied water based laquer, already gave it 5 light coats and it's still bleeding, so i thing there are 2 issues, first, it's not sealing as much as it should, so down the way it can affect things it get in contact with, also, each coat i gave, the mix of laquer and dye that results on the clot could be changing a bit the color of the piece, even if slightly... I was thinking maybe to put the laquer in some spray dispersion pulverizer and use that instead of a clot In the picture you can see the color on the piece and the color that ends on the clot i'm running the laquer with. Thanks.
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    How to soften leather

    Haha, it's clear that nothing that i have atm will serve me on this, i will check that NFO stuff and where to get it. Thanks!!
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    How to soften leather

    Just wondering, what about beeswax? i have lots of it that i had for a wood project
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    How to soften leather

    Thank you!! i will do some tries today that way and see if i can get that leather balm too.
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    How to soften leather

    Hello guys, I'm experimenting a bit doing some guitar leather straps, using 4mm veg tan, the leather piece i got is not really hard, but i would like for it to be a bit more softer and malleable. Been trying with coconut oil, vaseline and horse grease (At least that is the name in spanish, i will put a picture of it) In my inexperienced hands all three seems to soften it a bit, i applied once in the front and once in the back, also vaseline is the one that darken the less the leather so i think is better for the next step. After that i would apply some dye and then Tan Kote to seal it. Am i going near the right direction? any tips? apply more than one hand for better results? how much to wait between the product and the dye? Thanks in advance!
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    Help with this painting style

    Thanks for the answer! I been trying today, made a few advances but I'm far from satisfied with the results, Got a piece that with some improvement I think I could apply it in the things I do, going to work a bit more on that direction. Cheers!
  10. Hello guys, been away for quite a while... now trying to get into leather crafting again, I came across these leather guitar straps, I really like the technique, it looks like relic wood, Any idea on the process and materials that could be used to achieve a similar effect? With my limited experience, it would look like no alcohol based dyes were used, maybe water based ones or acrylic paint? a base color, then another color on top of it an then some sanding? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!!
  11. For sure is pull up leather, it´s not furry on top and have a waxy feeling and change color when bending it. I haven´s seen any way yet to make a good enough protection.
  12. Hi Kiwican Most of them yes, i`m still new to this, so i never heard of pull up leather before, i`m reading about it now.
  13. Hello guys. I bought this leather in Spain, the name is "Cuero engrasado" which could be translated to greased leather or something like that... The thing is, it is very suceptible to marks, the ones showed in the picture i made just with my nail and with very little pressure. I tried to protect it with water based laquer and horse grease, and there is almost no difference at all, it still get scratches easily. Is there any other way that could be used to protect it? Thanks!
  14. Hello guys. I`m trying to find out which kind of leather is this (The first two pieces, red and blue ones) https://youtu.be/1w1owMgRu6o The red and the blue one are items that i bought and the last one is a piece of veg tanned leather that i got in a shop in my city. As you can see, the leather is pretty malleable, the veg tan is a lot stiffer, i went with the red piece to all the shops that sells leather but no one have anything similar, so i will buy it online, but i don´t know which kind of leather to look/ask for. Any help is appreciated, thanks!!