You will need
- A piece of leather or suede (this can be a bag, bracelet, pendant, wallet, passport cover, etc.), acrylic paint, brush, chalk, or white pencil for cloth, fine sandpaper or nail file.
Before starting, it is desirable to remove a thin layer from the piece of skin with fine sandpaper or a regular nail files. This is to ensure that the acrylic paint had good adhesion to the rough surface, allowing paint to penetrate deeper and consequently, a pattern longer on the product. If the skin has not been previously painted (industrial way), then you can not remove the upper layer, as on the unpainted skin of paint to go just fine.
The first thing you need to do is choose a suitable piece of leather and wipe it with a damp cloth to remove dust or other possible contaminants. Secondly, make a sketch of your drawing on a separate piece of paper to see how the picture will look in the end. You can make a few thumbnails to choose the best one.
Then carefully transfer the drawing on the skin chalk or a white pencil that is used on the fabric when cutting.
After that, armed with a brush, you can begin to paint your picture the way you want. Acrylic paints come in different types: matte, glossy, with sequins. So you can choose any on your taste. When all is finished, product should be dry. Depending on the manufacturer, the acrylic paints dry from minutes to hours. Also, in addition to acrylic paints, you can use stones, beads and other elements for decorating.
Very much depends not only on the skin and its processing but also from the paint. Acrylic Western manufacturers had greater confidence artists on the skin. Emphasize your individuality with this unique leather pendants, bracelets, handbags and what is capable of your imagination.