Texas Boot Leather Ornament Tutorial
December 20, 2013 1 Comment
In my lovely little piece of South Texas, the weather has turned mild dashing my hopes for a white Christmas. As part of the Texas Posadas Blog Hop, I pondered what type of craft I would set up for you. I have a love for poinsettias. The deep red blush of their leaves always reminds me that it is time for Christmas.
My house, like my abuela’s and my mother’s, is filled with Poinsettias and a few Nativity sets. Although, attempting a porcelain clay poinsettia ornament would have been amazing and a little over ambitious. I opted instead for the epitome of Texas, The Boot.
I decided to use acrylics to paint the leather and instead left out the final step of covering with a thin dye to age the boot. I forgot how bright white paint really is without distressing it.
Acrylic Paints in White, Blue, and Red
Case leather, wait a few minutes. Draw outline of boot with modeling tool. Add in details.
Cut out boot with exacto knife. Paint with watered down acrylic paints. It is important for you to water down the paint before applying to the leather.
For barbed wire closure, tie small about 1 inch pieces of cord onto the main leather cord which creates the Barbed wire effect.
Merry Christmas, Ya’ll!
Texas Posada Blog Hop
I’m participating in Texas Posadas Blog Hop as part of the Texas Social Media Network (#TXSocial). You can visit these other blogs for more on Posadas: food, traditions, etc. We’ll be celebrating our Posada Blogs for the next nine days. Join us!
12/18- Expecting the Unexpected
12/20- Tejana Made
12/21- Monica Wants It
12/23- Your Sassy Self
12/24- Que Means What