Before I start painting I prepare the leather in order for good adhesion of the paint.This involves rubing down of the leather with a fine sand / glass paper and cleaning with a spirit based solvent.
The paints that I use are Liquitex Acrylics which are waterproof and flexible and varnishing is not necessary.
With time, slight cracking on some painted areas of the leather may appear, although adhesion of the paint remains.This ageing process of the leather should not be viewed as a defect but should be seen as uniqueness.
The examples section of the website shows previous projects which have been carried out using these techniques.
No two garments are the same.
My work is not rushed; every part of the design is painted meticulously by hand using the very finest of brushes. (Not airbrushed) Therefore ensuring attention to detail.