I want to make a bobber seat for my HD sporty, so i thought a practice was needed before committing to a much larger piece. The image i want to use is a very old photo of the Harley Davidson founding fathers in front of their first shop. I used photoshop to crop and adjust size.
Using Picsender to send to emblaser 1
the lasered image seems too dark, but i find after a soapy wash to remove excess soot, the image lightens up.
wet washed leather.
Next, the leather has to dry. I usually let the leather dry naturally, but because i wanted to finish this today, I thought i would put the leather in a low oven to dry it.
SO NOW YOU WANT TO SEE THE FINISHED PIECE. BUT I FORGOT ABOUT THE OVEN AND LEFT IT IN WAY TOO LONG…I NOW HAVE A CURLED UP, SEMI BURNT PIECE OF LEATHER THAT IS HARD AS A ROCK.
I think if i do it again…maybe down to max of 40. Hopefully i will achieve more detail when it comes to the seat as it will be much bigger. cheers