Karleigh Heywood1 Comment

Burning into Leather

Karleigh Heywood1 Comment

Karleigh received a wood burner for her birthday a few months ago and she's been putting it to good use. This photo below shows the woodburner. It's a  Colwood Cub and works wonderfully.

Here's a preview of some of the things Karleigh has burned with it.

This book has a skeleton key with an ivy type plant burned in around the border. 

This photograph below shows a date that I burned into the leather strap. Two identical books were made and the date was the wedding anniversary of the couple that received the books.

These were made for two brothers who love to draw and their mother said that one of her sons was very picky about the paper he used in his sketchbooks so we put in Rives BFK. I hope he enjoys using that :)

This was a recent order. I antiqued the moose onto the journal cover and then burned in the name on the lower right corner.

This is oneKarleigh's dad (Rett Ashby) did and we sold it in our shop. The sketch was done on a darker leather. It's best seen by enlarging the photo by clicking on it.

This one below was also a custom order. Karleigh burned the children's faces onto the leather from photographs. The book actually wasn't stitched yet when this photo was taken but it was a long stitch with the exposed thread on the spine and the faces were on the wrap around part of the cover.

This was a custom order in which was burned in "David's Genius Ideas."

I've tried burning into sealed leather and it sort of carves away the leather instead of leaving a burned mark. None of the leathers above were sealed but the last photo of David's Genius Ideas shows a leather that was coated and it was also an oil tanned leather, so it left a lighter area around the burned letters where the sealant was heated or melted away. You can see that the burning really shows up on lighter leathers well like the chrome tanned one of the kids faces.

Thanks Dad and Mom for the fun Birthday Present!