This is my most detailed & colourful leather work to date:
the iPad case has the cover art from
Slash’s latest solo album “ Apocalyptic Love (Amazon)” on the front. Completely hand cut, stamped, carved & painted, this cover took many days to finish ( not for sale).
Check out the gallery for some photos of the work in progress and the finished case:
This is the first step: I carved the outlines into the leather Making the image stand out by bevelling the outlines This is a detailed view of the cuts. The scalpel shows you the scale of the photo. I added the SLASH title but not the banner underneath. The smaller font would be too detailed to properly reproduce on leather. I painted the leather using acrylic paints. The front cover is hand carved and painted using acrylic paint. The back cover shows my maker stamp. The inside view with iPad 2 in place. Complete view of front cover The top view of the cover the iPad is held in place by 2 leather corners and this leather piece at the top. This design does not rely on any rubber bands or parts that might fail after extensive use. The corners are hand cut and designed to hold an iPad 2 or 3rd generation iPad. The lining has a snake skin texture (but is not snake skin!) Close up of the complete carving Bottom part of the carving: detail view The front cover details. Every detail is added by hand. Even the strings are hand cut into the leather. Angel and Devil carvings painted with acrylic paint Detail view of the devil wings Detail view of the angel wings Detail view of the snake at the bottom of the logo (guitar pick added so you can see the scale)