Leather Portfolio's For Artists
I decided to make a few of these portfolios for the upcoming holidays for all the kids in my life. I am making them out of old VHS cassette tape cases and DVD cases. This was my first attempt.
I chose a large case and cut some leather to the size. I then spent the next 2 days freeform tooling it. This particular piece was for a dear friend of mine who is an artist. Her birthday is on the autumnal equinox so I tried to work that into my design. The sign of the Libra is at the top of the spine, then a sort of wood grain leads to the full moon over the harvest fields. This equinox celebrates the end of the light and longer periods of darkness.
I added a tree in a new design to the front of the portfolio and a deep pressed labyrinth to the back for meditation. You can feel the grooves of the labyrinth with your finger.
Inside I mounted a linen backed pencil holder, transferred an image of women's shoes on a carpet and hand bound a fine sketch book to fit perfectly in the case.
My hope is to make a few more of these gorgeous leather portfolios to sell on Etsy. If you are interested in a custom tooled portfolio, please email me at email@example.com
1/5/2014 01:20:53 pm
What an absolutely great idea ! Taking old VHS cases & turning them into anything & everything! Autumn, you're a genius !
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