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I have a fellow who wants me to make him a guitar strap that has the feel of this image below but in a more blue and green colour scheme.

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Wondering if anyone more experienced than I might have suggestions on how to approach this concept... with dye/tooling/paint etc

It's the fine lines/transparency with texture thing that has me rather baffled.

Incidentally this is the last project I completed for him.

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Fella likes his fancy straps!

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Those photo links aren't working for me. You could put the photos on here directly

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8 minutes ago, fredk said:

Those photo links aren't working for me. You could put the photos on here directly

Same here. Can't see them. @TVvoodoo please paste them in directly when you get the chance.

 

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I jumped a second too late

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thank you!

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Try your usual dyework background, then a hotwork point and gold/silver foil under a traced template. Would a pyrography iron dialled right back work? It's been 50 years since I did anything like it. I'd be interesting to see if you could photocopy it onto transfer paper, as an alternative - that would have to be sealed on with a glaze.

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Oh my... @rahere does that means I get to buy more gear? LOL! I was toying with some sort of glitter effect, or paint pens in my brain, but gold foil I did not think of. Definitely stronger.

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No help here, just chiming in to say that I sure want to see a picture of the final product once you figure it out! I like the gold foil idea.

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It seems you can get gold ink pens/markers. It would have to be sealed of course just like the rest of the piece.

It certainly wouldn't be as "Fiddly" as gold foil and cheaper.

Ferg

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 i use iridescents over black for a similar effect on the background Dont know how your gonna get the gold

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You'd be surprised how cheap transfer gold foil is. It's beaten so thin there's not enough to hit the pocket there.

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