Introduction: Star Wars Leather Mask Wall Art

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A really easy way to create something different to hang on your wall. I used a Boba Fett helmet for the shape but this would work for alot of different masks or helmets.

Step 1: Find a Suitable Shape to Mould

Items you'll need:

1. Some 6-7oz leather suitable for wet moulding. I used a veg tan belly.

2. A helmet or mask to mould your leather on.

3. Leather dyes and leather finish

4. A strong piece of cardboard or wood to mount the leather mask to the wall and some string.

5. A Pair of leather shears or strong scissors

First thing you need to do is find a helmet or mask shape you want for your wall art.

Step 2: Wet Mould the Leather

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Cut your leather in a rough shape, big enough to cover whatever you're moulding. The edges don't have to be neat.

Wet your leather under the tap, and wipe off any excess water. Then mould the leather around the helmet to get the shape. The edges of the leather can be uneven and then scrunched up.

As the leather drys, it'll hold the shape but keep going back to it and shaping the leather.

Step 3: Dye Your Leather

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Once the leather has completely dried you can dye it using whatever colours you like.

I use eco-flo dyes and they work well. Wait for each colour to dry before adding the next one.

Once your dyes have dried, apply a leather finish to seal and protect the leather. I used satin sheen for this mask.

Step 4: Add a Mount

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I used a piece of cardboard and some leather strips to attach to the back of the mask and then hang on the wall.

Step 5: Hang on the Wall

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Hang on the wall and enjoy!

Comments

Jedi239 (author)2014-10-07

any idea where a good place to find the supplies would be? I went to my local fabrics store and they only had vinyl

jedisarah (author)Jedi2392014-10-08

Try looking for local leather suppliers, Tandy Leather (online or they have shops) or sometimes on ebay you can find leather remnant pieces. Hope that helps :-)

Jedi239 (author)jedisarah2014-10-08

it does thanks there is actually a Tandy leather supplier right here in NC! and its not far either I know where I'm headed this weekend! thanks very much!!!

ryanhenry (author)2014-10-07

Very cool dude

jedisarah (author)ryanhenry2014-10-08

Thankyou :-)

DeandrasCrafts (author)2014-10-07

Just amazing! You are such a talented painter and what a creative idea. =)

jedisarah (author)DeandrasCrafts2014-10-08

Thankyou! :-)

Jedi239 (author)2014-10-06

very cool! I'm going to find my self a piece of leather and some dye and try this right away very cool idea!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-06

Woah that so cool! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing!

Thankyou :-)

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