Though I have been very quiet on the forums, I have been greatly enjoying my Glowforge. So, when it came time to replace my old, poor, literally falling apart wallet, my wife suggested that I theme it after my favorite Marvel character, Spider-Man. (My old wallet was Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. themed, and I always received lots of compliments, so I couldn’t go back to a plain old, no theme wallet anymore. Enter the Glowforge!) We had an unused wallet kit from the infamous Tandy Leathers that only required an outer shell, and we had some leather that was ready to go. Now for design time!
The really awesome thing about lasering leather (that I hoped would work, and it actually did!), is that you can paint the leather with dyes without it bleeding in tight areas.
(Notice how the red and blue didn’t bleed in the above image… except where my paint brush slipped a bit…)
A bit of acrylic gold paint (I know, I know, I praised using dye and then used paint… but there wasn’t any gold dye!) and viola!