Andy’s leather bookmark… His design (with a little prodding).
The book in the picture is one from the GALAXY GAMES series by Greg R. Fishbone. I highly recommend the series. Book 3 is due to come out Spring 2018 and Andy’s pretty excited about it.
Holding the book upside down was his idea… and I thought it was hilarious.
I should have done a better job with the Reading Olympics logo. I mean, I saw it had yellow in it. Did I bother adjusting that? No. I could have. I should have. I was lazy about it.
This is my first leather work with a laser.
- It smells almost exactly like burnt hair with just a hint of drilled tooth.
- I had no idea what to expect as far as shading gradient. Got way more than I expected. I wonder how different leathers will differ.
- I don’t know what I should do with this leather. Do I need to seal/protect it? It seems that just touching it has left a couple of sort of smudges. I don’t know what to do about that. The back is rough/raw. Can I do something to it to make it more like the front in order to put images on that back as well? If I wanted to make it darker, do I stain it with something? What I don’t know about leather could fill a book.