Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hand Wiped Coloring Affect

Sometimes we'll encounter leather that has been colored with a base and print technique where the print coat is applied partially with a hand wiped affect. This give the leather sort of a European hand rubbed look. Through use, this print coat will be worn away or may fade from sun exposure.  Looking at a protected area on the piece will show the original color and how the mottled affect renders.  To mimic the original look requires some creativity.  First the base coat has to be right and then not only does the print coat color require precision, but application technique is critical to allow the color affect to render correctly.  Check this YouTube link to see such an example that we just created for one of our DIY Leather Solutions clients.


Copyright 2010, Kevin Gillan

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