Gosh...I remember last yr. or the yr. before (well...I guess I "can't"
remember, hum?) that either at the CAEA (Cal.) or the NAEA convention booth
for Tandy's Leather, the booth was offering a quick way to do pins which
the art teachers were all scrambling to do in the little tiny booth space.
It didn't take much leather to do these but the technique was unusual. We
each cut out an apple shape with exacto, scored the stem piece so it would
curve, scored the leaf and curved it too, wet it, and curled the edges of
the apple inward slightly, and lightly watercolored the apple red. Easy but
really beautiful. We ended by going around the edges of it all with blk.
perm. marker and added a pin backing. It probably took me all of 10 mins.
to do this while I stood at the booth. I'm not usually "into" pins but I
like wearing this one.
I asked at the booth if they had anymore ideas for pins and was told that
if I went to the Tandy store, any Tandy store, I could see other examples
of diff. types of pins done the same way...like fish, etc. Also, they have
a catalog which has some ideas and, I think, some other sheets of ideas
like masks, etc. I would try calling and see what they have in your area.
Might be worth your while. Toodles.....
Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526