Prescott Resort – Verde B
Wednesday 02/22 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Using an airbrush is quite simply the finest way there is to put dye onto leather! The reason? Because the crafter is in control of the amount of dye going onto a project. With an airbrush it is easy to put out so little dye that it can hardly be seen and build up from there. YET, the leather crafting world by and large has almost no knowledge of how to use this wonderful instrument! In this workshop, we will demystify an airbrush by taking one apart and re-assembling it. There will be a practice session where the multi-colored “sunburst” will be taught. Finally, we will tool a small knife sheath and use an airbrush to color the tooling. (Knifes for the sheath will be available for purchase). An airbrush will be available for each student to use in class with options to purchase afterward.
Materials to bring: Please bring note taking materials and tooling equipment: Marble slab, swivel knife, strop, maul or mallet, bevelers, shaders, and backgrounders of your choice.
Workshop Instructor: John owned his own insurance agency and maintained an active interest in leather work for more than 40 years. He stumbled into airbrushing while trying to learn how to dye a sunburst. He discovered there was almost nothing on You Tube or elsewhere on how to use an airbrush when dyeing leather. He’s been teaching his introduction to airbrushing workshops at all the Leather Crafters shows, writing for the Journal, and can also be found manning the Spraygunner booth out on the vendor’s floor.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Company, Leather Machine Co., LLC, and Renia USA
Registering for someone else? Be sure to record their name as the student in the Order Notes Box (located under the Shipping Address) when you Check Out.