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« on: March 31, 2010 12:32:17 PM »

My oldest dd needed something warm for the winter so I made her a coat out of real sheep fur. But I wanted the fur to be on the inside since it's warmer and softer and cuddly-er that way so the leather side had to be on the outside. But if you ever saw the leather side of the sheep fur, that has not been chemically treated (I used vegetable treated fur) you know it is UGLY! So I had to do something to it to make it not just warm but also pretty. So I just sponged it with a natural sea sponge (that I found at the shore in the summer) and to make the back more interesting I stenciled it with compas sign:

and here  it see without the hood in the way:


 and here you can see it in action:


I cut the stencil with exato knife (or something like that) out of plastic graphoscop foil and stenciled the fur with acrylics due to the experiments I made before: textile paints didn't work well since they need to be heat treated and the heat made the leather kind of hard and that is no good for a little girl Wink. So I used good quality acrylics and they worked like magic. The sheep skin didn't get hard and the paints didn't peel off at all though she wore this all winter long. Smiley

I'm quite happy with the whole thing  - you can see it here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342999.msg3984937#msg3984937

How do you like it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010 04:42:54 PM »

Okay, that officially rocks! I've always thought that very white sheepskin wasn't very attractive, and I think your sponging treatment was brilliant. (And that you used a naturally-found sponge gives you bonus points for environmental responsibility!)

Don't worry about the acrylic lasting. Even on glazed leather it's quite permanent, and on absorbent sheepskin you'd have to sandblast it off.

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010 08:44:44 PM »

very cute!!!!!
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