Sunday, February 2, 2020

Oxidise / Oxidize

Many leatherworkers use Vinagroon to get leather black or grey. 

 There is another option:  getting the leather brown using Potassium Permanganate. 

 Here is a volume cover I only decorated with this method  -  I used a split, so the work was all done on the "flesh" side of the leather.  

Keep in mind I made this cover in the eighties - no fading, because there is no pigment involved.

The back is just a flat colored silhouette.

Here is a short video showing it being used: * *

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