I needed to make a new larger band this weekend. I was having problems deciding on the color of thread. I like the look of the vinegar black leather. I have used off-white, red, and brown. But I wan something too match my mood. Plus I like mixing mediums. I was going to stitch in a piece of veneer, but on my walk last night I had a better idea…
I cut a slot and inserted a piece of bamboo veneer on each side of the band.
Now I can make hundreds of inserts.
I used black acrylic paint to darken the engrave (the bamboo is really light). Sanded it down and added a stain.
Red marker and stain.