How to Paint Leather Masks

How to Paint Leather Masks

Hello everyone! I put together some basic information on how to paint leather masks. It's a fairly simple process, and you can add as much or as little detail as you like. I use acrylic paints. They're water based and work well on leather. There's a wide variety of colors to choose from, and you can even blend colors for a perfect custom blend! Clean up is easy too - just use soap and water. To get started with acrylic paints, you'll need a few simple supplies. - Water dish - Plastic wrap or…continue reading →
Making Fox Masks

Making Fox Masks

I've been keeping busy lately, so I wanted to share a quick update of what's going on! I did a guest post on another Etsy seller's blog, I was part of a panel discussion on e-commerce in Fond Du Lac, I've been preparing for KitsuneKon this weekend, and I'm making lots of new masks! I ordered a new side of leather, which should arrive today. I'm always amazed how fast I can go through a side! They're 22-26 square feet on average, so that's a lot of leather. I lay out all my templates by…continue reading →
E-Commerce Panel Discussion

E-Commerce Panel Discussion

Hello everyone! Just a quick post to mention an upcoming event I'll be at. This week in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin I'll be part of a panel discussion on e-commerce. If you've been thinking of starting an Etsy shop, or taking your store to the next level, this is a great event for you! I'll be giving lots of advice and tips on how to have a successful Etsy shop. There will be 2 other panelists as well talking about different aspects of e-commerce. Let me know if you have specific questions that…continue reading →
Etsy shop at 20 items!

Etsy shop at 20 items!

My Etsy shop has 20 items listed! I can't believe this milestone is here already, and at the same time can't believe how long it's taken. I've made quite a few new items for the store, and am slowly re doing old photos so they look better. I'm really proud of how my photo skills have grown over time. The effort to learn how to use a light box is paying off! Even though I have a fairly inexpensive point and shoot camera, I think my pictures look pretty good. I'm enjoying finding…continue reading →
Form a leather mask to fit your face perfectly!

Form a leather mask to fit your face perfectly!

Hello, and welcome! Lance and I spent some time last night making a short video on how to form a leather mask to fit your face perfectly. You want to be comfortable for those long days in costume at a convention. The best way to make sure your mask feels good for hours on end is to form it to your own face!  If you like to cosplay, or you're interested in learning more about leather work, this video is for you. It's a fairly simple process, and doesn't take long to do.…continue reading →