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PETER MAIN (USA)
THE MAIN TECHNIQUES
This will be a fun one day workshop with Peter, as he introduces his unique techniques that will be used in his two classes on the following days. This will be a discussion and hands-on day covering a multitude of a subjects, including tools, and how to use and care for them. Bring a note book, pen and camera.
The photo shows a collection of tools that Peter uses for the majority of the work that he does. He will discuss their uses.
Subjects covered will include what leather is suitable for plugs used to create three dimensional pictures. Preparation and how to sculpture the leather plugs Suitable leather and different weights for covering plugs. Peter's carving tips, hints and techniques that he has developed over many years. Filigree work, preparation of leather and use of special tools to use for filigree.
FROG ON LIMB EMBOSSED APPLIQUÉTWO-DAY WORKSHOP (TUES/WED). MATERIAL COST $25.00
It's all about techniques. There are many lessons here in this picture that you can apply to such a wide variety of subjects.
Learn Peter's unique method of embossing, which is quite different to those published. Learn to cut and sculpture a leather plug to achieve great dimension in any picture. Have fun with colouring.
You will learn from the best there is, using spirit based dyes. You will learn how to apply a wash, dry brush and add depth of colour. These are the essential technique's in colouring.
Then of course all the tricks of appliqué assembly will be shown.
A fun class with lots to learn in two days.
Here is a fun project. The neckpiece is made in three pieces, each with a raised panel that is carved. This can be carved as shown, or carved inverted style.
It is all about techniques, and there are many to learn from the making of this piece. You will learn the preparation of edges for the use of a special edge paint and the tricks of unique assembly.
The neckpiece will be shaded with spirit dyes to bring dimension to the lightweight leather.
Learn how to cover rivets with leather, then you will be able to cover snaps as well for your future projects.
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