So, as some of you may have seen my box that I made for my dad’s ashes.
A friend of my sister did as well.
I was asked if I could please make a memorial leather journal for her,
so she and her loved ones could record memories of her husband who had just passed this last January.
I had never engraved a photo on leather, so this was going to be a new challenge.
I think it turned out pretty well.
And I’m pretty sure I put in more hours on it than I made.
But, in the grand scheme of things, I was helping a family heal.!
And that, is worth it.
The Technical Deets:
No masking. Cleaned with 50/50 water/white vinegar. Then leather soap. Then Gorilla taped the image, leather dye, peel tape off. Hit whole thing with leather conditioner. Finished product is a leather hand stitched memorial journal.
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